BC CDC identifies 11 more flights with COVID-19 exposures

Jan 3 2021, 8:16 am

The BC Centre for Disease Control has identified 11 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 1 and 2.

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 December 20, United Airlines flight 575 from Denver to Vancouver reported a COVID-19 case. Rows 19 to 25 are affected.

On December 22, WestJet flight 3100 from Fort St. John to Calgary confirmed a case, but affected rows have not been reported.

Also on December 22, WestJet flight 3113 from Calgary to Kamloops had a virus case on board. Affected rows have not been reported.

On December 28, Air Canada flight 123, which flew from Toronto to Vancouver, confirmed a coronavirus case. Rows 55 to 61 are affected.

Also on December 28, WestJet flight 3203 from Fort St. John to Vancouver carried an infected passenger. Rows 7 to 13.

The same day, Air Canada/Jazz flight 8239 from Terrace to Vancouver reported a virus case on board. Rows 13 to 19 are affected.

On December 29, Air Canada flight 344 from Vancouver to Ottawa confirmed a COVID-19 case. Rows 32 to 38 are affected.

On December 31, Flair Airlines flight 8513, which travelled from Saskatoon to Vancouver, had a virus case on board. Rows 8 to 14 are affected.

Also on December 31, Air Canada flight 301 from Montreal to Vancouver had a passenger with COVID-19 on board. Rows 12 to 15 are affected.

The same day, Air Canada flight 107 from Toronto to Vancouver confirmed a virus case, and rows 3 to 7 are affected.

On January 1, Air Canada flight 124 from Vancouver to Toronto carried an infected passenger. Rows 1 to 5 are affected.

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