All 12 Delta variant cases in Dagupan recovered

By October 4, 2021Top Stories

THE new twelve Delta variants detected in Dagupan City last week have already recovered and discharged from their hospital confinement and isolation.

Dr. Ophelia Rivera, COVID-19 focal person in Dagupan City, revealed that delayed detection always happens because results of genome sequencing of COVID-19 patients are released weeks after COVID-19 cases have been released.

Rivera said the situation actually angered some of the patients after city health office personnel again requested them to undergo re swabbing for RT-PCR test to make sure that the Delta variant is no longer in their system and to place themselves on quarantine again.

With 12 more new Delta variants detected in the city last week and eight others the other week, the number of Delta variants so far detected in Dagupan City has reached 23.

Rivera said COVID-19 cases with Delta variants were first detected in Dagupan on returning OFWs but there is already evidence community transmissions among families are happening and even among workers in business establishments.

She said it happens when one  family member is downed by COVID-19, the other family members are also likely to be infected. She said the same happens in various business establishments when one or two of their workers are infected, the other workers are also likely to be infected.

This is the reason why she recommended to the City’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to mandate all business establishments to report to health authorities if any of their workers are found positive for COVID-19. (Leonardo Micua)

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