June 2 2021 12:32pm

B.1.617 first detected in India to be dominant COVID-19 strain in Peel Region, top doctor says

Dr. Lawrence Loh, Peel Region’s medical officer of health, says that the B.1.617 variant – first discovered in India and now known as Delta – could be the new dominant strain in a month, outnumbering the B.1.1.7 variant (Alpha) across the region and cautions the province in reopening.

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