COVID-19: Public health agency reports spike in confirmed cases of Delta variant in Canada

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant jumped 66 per cent in Canada this week. Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said … Read More

Delta COVID-19 variant becoming dominant strain globally, WHO official says

The Delta variant of COVID-19, first identified in India, is becoming the globally dominant variant of the disease, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist said on Friday. Soumya Swaminathan also … Read More

‘Cases are rising rapidly’: Britain reports steep rise in Delta COVID-19 variant cases

Britain has reported another steep rise in the weekly reported cases of the Delta coronavirus variant, Public Health England data showed on Friday, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson decided to … Read More

How did Waterloo Region become one of Ontario’s major COVID-19 hot spots?

On Wednesday, Waterloo Region, long known as one of Canada’s major tech hubs, raised eyebrows across the province when the Ontario government reported it had the highest number of new … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine targets could change in wake of Delta variant, Tam says

Canada is on the cusp of hitting its first national vaccination target, but chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says the Delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 … Read More

2 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines more effective than AstraZeneca against Delta variant, data says

Two doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine are more effective against the Delta COVID-19 variant than two doses of the AstraZeneca shot, preliminary observational data suggests. A research letter, published by … Read More

Delta COVID-19 variant cases are rising, prompting caution on reopening plans

“The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” — the Calgary Stampede — will open on July 9, with a few changes given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m hoping people see that … Read More

Most labs in Canada not fully able to detect Delta COVID-19 variant, experts warn

Canada’s current efforts to identify COVID-19 variants, especially that of Delta B.1.617, may not be enough to truly track its spread across the country, according to several experts. According to … Read More

U.K. changes its vaccine strategy to combat COVID-19 Delta variant. Should Canada follow?

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there was no reason to delay reopening the economy on Tuesday, as the country races to fully vaccinate all adults in an effort … Read More