Brazil detects 1st case of South Africa COVID-19 variant as deaths skyrocket

Brazil has recorded its first confirmed case of the highly contagious coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa, a fresh danger sign for a country already ravaged by the world’s worst … Read More

U.S. expert says Canada is missing the chance to fight the P.1 COVID-19 variant

A top U.S. health expert who was among the first to sound the alarm about the COVID-19 pandemic last year is now raising concerns about the spread of the P.1 … Read More

Will the more deadly COVID-19 variants ruin our summer? Here’s what experts are saying

The weather is warming, the days are getting longer and many Canadians may be feeling the urge to enjoy the outdoors after a winter cooped up amid the coronavirus pandemic … Read More

Brazil’s largest city begins exhuming old graves to make space for COVID-19 dead

Brazil’s biggest city on Thursday sped up efforts to empty old graves, making room for a soaring number of COVID-19 deaths as Sao Paulo city hall registered record daily burials … Read More

Brazil hits record 100,000 COVID-19 cases in a day

Brazil on Thursday registered a record 100,158 new coronavirus cases within 24 hours, the Health Ministry said, underlining the scale of a snowballing outbreak that is becoming a major political … Read More

Rate of COVID-19 variant spread ‘very concerning’ as cases near 3,000

Coronavirus cases and outbreaks of new more transmissible variants are continuing to increase across Canada, raising concerns of a possible third wave of the ongoing pandemic in the country. As … Read More

Up to 6 cases of Manaus coronavirus variant identified in U.K., health officials say

Up to six cases of the variant of coronavirus first identified in the Brazilian city of Manaus have been detected in Britain, English health officials said on Sunday. Two of … Read More

Coronavirus: Hunting for variants and the case for travel restrictions

As highly-infectious variants of the novel coronavirus spread around the world, there are mounting questions on how best to keep Canadians safe. Once again, travel is in focus as attention … Read More

‘Concerning’ Brazil COVID-19 variant found in Canada. What you need to know

Canada has reported a first case of a new potentially more contagious Brazilian variant of the coronavirus. The case involves a Toronto resident, who is hospitalized and had recently travelled … Read More

COVID-19 variants could be spreading across Canada. Are labs doing enough to detect them?

Canadian labs have detected about two dozen cases of concerning COVID-19 variants in our country so far. Read more: Community spread of new COVID-19 variants may be happening in Canada: … Read More

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