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4 more Delta variants detected in Region 11

Philippine News AgencyAugust 16, 2021

DAVAO CITY – Some four more cases of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus have been detected in the Davao Region, the Department of Health confirmed Monday.

In a statement, the DOH in Region 11 said the cases were recorded in Davao Oriental, 2; Davao del Norte, 1; and one returning overseas Filipino (ROF) with an address in Davao Region.

Out of the four cases, two are from Mati City, Davao Oriental, a 33-year-old male and 32-year-old female who tested positive on July 10.

Their specimens were sent to Southern Philippines Medical Center and were tagged as recovered after finishing the prescribed isolation period.

“They are scheduled for a repeat reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test,” the statement read.

In Tagum City, Davao del Norte, a 38-year-old pregnant woman tested positive for the variant.

The patient was swabbed and tested positive for Covid-19 at the Davao Regional Medical Center on July 23.

She is in isolation at a temporary treatment and monitoring facility in Davao del Norte.

The ROF is a 41-year-old male who returned from Cairo, Egypt and with an address in Nabunturan, Davao de Oro. He arrived in Manila on July 18, was swabbed and tested positive on July 24.

He was quarantined in Manila until Aug. 3 and arrived at the Davao International Airport on Aug. 4.

He was isolated in a facility in Davao de Oro until Aug. 8.

There was no re-swabbing done prior to his discharge from the facility but now undergoing strict home quarantine. He would undergo a repeat swab test on Aug. 17, according to the DOH. (PNA)

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