British Columbia has reported the first case of a new strain of the COVID-19 Delta variant.
On Tuesday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry told a news conference that the AY 4.2 strain was first detected in the United Kingdom, but has also been connected to spread in Western Canada.
“What we are looking at is whether these variants are spreading more quickly or are making people sicker,” Henry said. “Our defense continues to be vaccination.”
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