Ontario health officials say Delta COVID-19 variant detected across the province

dr. barbara yaffe delta variant

Top Ontario health officials say the Delta COVID-19 variant has been detected across the province and it will likely become the dominant strain.

This has been the case earlier in the pandemic with more aggressive COVID-19 variants.

Officials say vaccinations appear to have protected people infected with the variant from becoming severely ill, especially those who have received two doses.

During an update with reporters on Monday, associate medical officer of health Dr. Barbara Yaffe says the province should be able to blunt the spread of the virus as long as residents get vaccinated, and use good infection prevention and control.

RELATED STORY: Ontario to move into Step One of reopening plan on Friday