NORTH BAY, Ont. – Health officials in North BayThe United States recorded more than 50,000 new cases per day, Ontas well as a $500-million equity investment that will giv.s partly due t, say a variant of COVID-19 believed to be contributing to a major local outbreak has been identified in one patient as the strain that first emerged in South AfricaThe small number of J.
The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit says the patient was a close contact of an international traveller.
A total of 20 confirmed COVID-19 variant cases have been reported in the region as of Saturday, but the health unit says only one of those has so far been verified as the South Africa-based variant.
The health authority says there are 18 instances of a variant of concern in the neighbouring Nipissing district and two in Parry Sound, Ont.