According to new evidence, reinfections of COVID-19 have already occurred in Canada. Experts say the way this phenomenon is monitored varies from province to province. Experts: This could create a void in the way the virus operates. The reinfection of British Columbia has been three confirmed cases since the pandemic started.
This fall, a suspected case of reinfection in Nova Scotia made headlines, but it has not yet been verified. A potential case of reinfection of COVId-19 in Nova Scotia has been announced but is not yet confirmed. The health authority reported that it was collaborating with the national laboratory to assess if this was a real reinfection.
In Canada, the tracking of reinfections tends to be spotty. Alberta Health Care can’t tell if any cases have been identified. The Health Department of Quebec says it has several incidents it’s reviewing. 47 reported cases of rein infection have been identified worldwide by a health tracker. There are thousands of suspected re-infection cases worldwide, according to BNO News, and thousands of cases being investigated.
The number of cases is unclear, but scientists suspect that it might be more likely that various mutations cause reinfection, the tracker says.