Isabela Gov Concerned As New Strain Fatally Affecting Younger Individuals
ISABELA GOV CONCERNED FOR NEW STRAIN – Isabela Governor Rodito Albano expressed concern regarding the new coronavirus variants.
Earlier in the month, the U.K. announced an outbreak of a new strain of COVID-19 that was found to be more transmissible. Following this, a coronavirus strain from South Africa was also causing concerns.
Aside from being more transmissible, the strain was also found to be more resilient against COVID-19 vaccines. As such, Rodito emphasized how even with the original strain, the ages of fatalities caused by the virus have become younger.
On his official Facebook account, the governor wrote:
Ngayong Enero lamang, 45 na ang namatay dahil sa COVID, at mga mga bata, 21 anyos hanggang 60 ang tinatamaan. Dati, mga senior citizen lang na katulad ko ang tinatamaan, ngayon, pababa na siya at mas malakas at nakakatakot
Afterward, he said that as long as a vaccine is not available, everybody should take extra precaution. “Hanggang walang bakuna, mag-ingat ingat kayong lahat. Ibang klaseng COVID it”, he warned.
Currently, Isabela has documented 79 new coronavirus cases yesterday, January 29. With this, the total number of cases the province recorded grew to 461.
Within Isabela, the town of Luna reported its highest number of positive cases in a day at 13. Meanwhile, San Mariano town reported 12 positive cases.
According to the Isabela Provincial Health Office, the new cases were direct contacts of previously identified positive cases. Furthermore, the increase in detection was attributed to aggressive contact tracing.
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