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Baguio Mayor Confirms First Case Of UK-Variant In City

BAGUIO CONFIRMS FIRST UK-VARIANT – Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong confirmed the presence of the UK coronavirus strain in the city.

According to Magalong, the patient was a 30-year-old woman who recently recovered from COVID-19. However, according to further studies, it was found that the woman contracted the new virus strain. As such, this makes her Baguio’s first UK Variant case.

Furthermore, Magalong noted that the woman’s infection was detected on February 12. But, he emphasized that the patient had been working from home since the last days of January.

Baguio Confirms First UK-Variant Case: City Mayor

Afterward, the patient got rid of all her symptoms and was tested as negative for COVID-19 on February 23. Meanwhile, her genome test result was given on Feb. 28.

Still, analyst have yet to determine how or where the woman contracted the new strain. Meanwhile, the Mayor said that the patient was proof of his suspicion that the new strain was already in the city the moment it was detected in Mountain Province on early January.

Additionally, he said that the city’s top epidemiologists and data surveillance teams have kept tabs on Baguio’s COVID-19 cases and its connection to the UK variant patients in towns such as Bontoc, Mountain Province, and La Trinidad in Benguet.

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