B.C. reports 18 COVID-19 variant cases

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says B.C. has four confirmed cases of the South African COVID-19 variant and 14 cases of the U.K. variant. She says increased testing for the variant is underway, including among school-age children after a contact of a student at a Maple Ridge high school tested positive for one of the variants. Henry reported 1,158 COVID-19 cases today and 21 deaths.