The cumulative number of Canada's P.1 variant cases has reached 1,023 as of April 7. 

The P.1 COVID-19 virus variant was first detected in Brazil and, according to government data, 878 of Canada's total P.1 cases have been reported in British Columbia. 

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In comparison, Ontario has reported 120 cases of that specific variant of concern and Alberta has reported 23. 

There were also two cases reported in Quebec. 

COVID-19 cases are growing rapidly in British Columbia, with 997 reported in just 24 hours on April 7.