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Surigao del Sur nonetheless freed from COVID-19 Delta variant – native well being workplace

BAROBO, Surigao del Sur, Philippines — The complete province is to date freed from the COVID-19 Delta variant, in line with a press release issued on Saturday by the Provincial Well being Workplace.

This adopted a report from the Division of Well being (DOH) within the Caraga area a few 26-year-old girl on this city whose swab pattern confirmed she was contaminated with the Delta variant based mostly on the results of genome sequencing.

The unvaccinated girl returned right here from a visit to Metro Manila final July 10.

After the genome sequencing outcome was recognized, the lady was positioned below quarantine once more. She then had one other RT-PCR check that yielded a damaging outcome.

Her first-generation shut contacts have been additionally recognized, quarantined, and swabbed for an RT-PCR check. All of the contacts yielded damaging outcomes.

In a separate assertion, Barobo municipal authorities’s COVID-19 response unit mentioned the Barobo girl who had examined optimistic for the Delta variant was not essentially on the town throughout her “infectious interval.”

“Don’t worry, we stay protected from Delta,” the assertion added.

Final Aug. 16, Well being Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire mentioned in an internet media briefing that every one areas within the nation had Delta variant circumstances besides the Caraga Area.

She clarified that the three Filipinos from abroad who have been earlier reported to be contaminated with the Delta variant weren’t native circumstances.

Regardless of the absence of the Delta variant within the area, Caraga well being officers weren’t about to let their guard down.

“With the inevitable risk of the Delta variant and different variants of concern, we’re escalating our efforts to hurry up the vaccination program particularly to our most susceptible inhabitants”, mentioned Dr. Cesar C. Cassion, chief of the Caraga workplace of the Division of Well being.


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