B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variants blamed for Saskatchewan’s surge in cases

B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variants blamed for Saskatchewan’s surge in cases

Ontario is bearing the brunt of the mutated forms of the virus. It has the most cases of the variants compared to the rest of the provinces. But those variants are taking hold in much of western Canada.

Nearly all of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 cases are from the B.117 variant and they’re concentrated in Regina.

As of Thursday, the Saskatchewan government said there were 135 confirmed variants of concern in the province, with 433 presumptive cases.

As Roberta Bell reports, there are calls for more restrictions.

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