Doom or hope? With COVID-19 vaccinations and cases both going up in Connecticut, the message can be muddled

Connecticut’s spike in numbers is driven in part by the prevalence of new, more contagious variants of the virus, experts say. The B117 strain, which was first identified in the United Kingdom, now accounts for nearly 40% of cases in Connecticut, according to researchers at the Yale School of Public Health, while the B1526 strain, first identified in New York, has also taken hold as well.

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