The BC Centre for Disease Control has identified 13 more flights with COVID-19 cases on board that have passed through British Columbian airports in recent days.
The flights were added to the BC CDC’s list of public exposures on January 14.
Although reports of virus transmission on planes is rare, the agency is warning travellers who were on the flights to monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
On January 2, Swoop Airlines flight 107 from Hamilton to Abbotsford reported a COVID-19 case on board. Rows 11 to 17 are affected.
On January 5, Air Canada flight 201 from Calgary to Vancouver had a virus case. Affected rows have not been reported.
Also on January 5, Air Canada flight 218 from Vancouver to Calgary carried an infected passenger. The affected rows have not been reported.
The same day, Air Canada flight 234 from Vancouver to Edmonton confirmed a coronavirus case. Affected rows for the flight have not reported.
Also on January 5, Air Canada flight 241, which travelled from Edmonton to Vancouver, had a case of COVID-19. Again, affected rows have not been reported.
WestJet flight 3170, which flew from Kelowna to Calgary on January 5, reported a virus case. Rows 2 to 8 are affected.
On January 6, Air Canada fight 551 from Los Angeles to Vancouver had an infected passenger on board. Affected rows are from 33 to 40.
On January 7, Air Canada flight 244 from Vancouver to Edmonton had a virus case. Affected rows are not reported.
Also on January 7, Lufthansa flight 492, which travelled from Frankfurt to Vancouver, confirmed a coronavirus case. Affected rows have again not been reported.
On January 10, Air Canada flight 123 from Toronto Vancouver carried a passenger with COVID-19. Rows 18 to 21 are affected.
Also on January 10, Pacific Coastal Airlines flight 344 from Bella Coola to Vancouver had a virus case on board. The affected rows have not been reported.
The same day, WestJet flight 122 from Vancouver to Calgary confirmed an infected passenger had been on board. Rows 10 to 16 are affected.
On January 11, Air Canada flight 311 from Montreal to Vancouver had a case of COVID-19. Rows 29 to 35 are affected.