DOH Speaks on Delta Cases in Calabarzon, NCR
DOH – The Department of Health spotted community transmission of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Calabarzon.
The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic became more intense now as the Delta variant, a variant of interest for its higher transmissibility, was recorded in the Philippines. Unfortunately, there is an increasing trend of Delta cases in the country.
In the pursuit to prevent its spread, Metro Manila was previously placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) for two weeks. The strictest community quarantine measure that was imposed in the capital region expired last August 20, 2021.
Starting August 21 until the end of the month, Metro Manila is under Modified ECQ. The vaccination against COVID-19 continues in the capital region amid the strict community quarantine measure.
Unfortunately, more and more people are contracting the Delta variant of COVID-19 now. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Department of Health (DOH) spotted community transmission of the said variant in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Calabarzon.
According to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, the idea that a community transmission is already happening in the capital region and Region 4A came as the cases are no longer linked to each other. Based on the report, she assured that all the measures being taken now are already considering the community transmission of the Delta cases.
Vergeire stressed that the best that local government units can do is to boost the contact tracing and isolation of the COVID-19 patients. According to her, a big part of it also depends on the patient.
Recently, the Philippines logged another record-high total case of COVID-19 recorded in a day. DOH logged a total of 18,332 cases. The total number of new cases of the Delta variant was 466.
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