The cumulative number of Canada's P.1 variant cases has reached 1,023 as of April 7. \nThe 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. \nEditor's Choice: Americans Are Urged To Avoid All Travel To Canada Even If They've Been Vaccinated\n\nIn comparison, Ontario has reported 120 cases of that specific variant of concern and Alberta has reported 23. \nThere were also two cases reported in Quebec. \nCOVID-19 cases are growing rapidly in British Columbia, with 997 reported in just 24 hours on April 7.