Canada’s chief public health officer Dr Theresa Tom said Friday that there are 2,000 confirmed cases of this variation.
Three days ago, the Public Health Service of Canada (PHIC) reported to The Canadian Press that there were 1,187 confirmed cases.
The delta variant now exists in all provinces, at least in our territoriesMs. Tom told the House of Commons health committee.
Of course, like all corona virus cases, we may not be aware of all the cases that have occurred in Canada, so my precautionary warning and the need for two doses of the vaccine. Large numbers of people.
This variant was first identified in India, but now dominates the UK, where it is spreading rapidly, mainly among unknown people.
It is believed to be at least 1.5 times more contagious than the first identified alpha variant in the UK. Alpha, so far, is the dominant variant in Canada, with over 216,000 cases.
The number of confirmed cases of delta in the UK rose 80% last week to nearly 76,000, the public health UK said on Friday. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to delay plans to completely remove all public health restrictions next week.
Dr. Tom pointed out that Delta was concerned because one type of vaccine was not effective against this variant. In addition, it highlights the need for Canada to continue to accelerate the pace of administration of the second tier.
Two doses of vaccines used in Canada are estimated to provide excellent protection against delta, and a single dose has been shown to be effective in preventing acute illness.
The chief scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that the delta variant is becoming a global majority. The UK and Russia are particularly vulnerable to pollution from this change in SARS-CoV-2.
All provinces are warning against the existence of the delta. It is believed to have caused a major explosion in the first country of Kashchevan in northern Ontario; It triggered an explosion A coal hospital That worries health officials In Waterloo, Ontario, The area that suddenly became the hottest spot for COVID-19 in the province.
In Quebec, there are 35 cases of delta variation, particularly in Montreal (21) and Montreux (7), according to data from the website of the National Institutes of Health in Quebec as of Friday.
However, data on Delta in Canada is scarce and has not yet been added to the Health Canada website, which reports on different cases. Only alpha, beta (p.1351 variant identified in South Africa) and gamma (p1 variant first identified in Brazil) are listed on the site.
This site does not currently edit names to use the Greek alphabet preferred by the World Health Organization. A spokesman for Health Canada told The Canadian Press in early June that Delta would be added.
In the coming weeks.
When asked again this week, he gave the same answer.
Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr Howard Enzo said gathering data on this variation was not easy and there was a backlog in reporting.
The problems we need to act on are obvious, He noted
There are probably more cases Than announced.
However, he said data provinces and territories indicate that the vast majority of delta cases are with people who have not been vaccinated.