Calabarzon RD Dr. Eduardo Janairo
By Glen S. Ramos/Benjamin F. Cuaresma
MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed a total of 36 Delta variants in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) region as of Thursday (29 July 2021) Regional Director dr. Eduardo Janairo said.
Among the provinces with reported cases were Cavite (9 cases), particularly in Imus, Cavite City, General Trias, Silang and Carmona; Laguna (17 cases), in the towns of Bae, Los Baños, San Pedro, San Pablo and Calamba City; Batangas (6), in the municipalities of Bauan, Lemery, San Juan and Lipa City; Rizal (4), in Cainta and Rodriguez.
No reported case in the province of Quezon.
There are three (3) active cases, 21 recoveries. 11 for verification and 1 with pending test results.
Janairo said his office already deployed epidemiology and health emergency teams to affected communities to conduct mass swab testing rright away.
“We need to immediately identify the causes of the virus, how it originates and how it was transmitted in order to stop its spread in the communities,” he stated.
“Samples taken from the contacts of the positive cases were already sent to the Philippine Genome Center for validation. What is important right now is for everyone not to panic and continue to follow community health protocols and most important is to get vaccinated against the Covid virus.”
“Kahit ano pang brand ang mayroon sa ating mga lokal na pamahalaan, magpabakuna po tayo. Ang importante ay magkaroon tayo ng karadagang proteksyon upang kung tayo man ay mahawa at magkaroon ng virus, hindi po tayo makakaranas ng “severe Covid condition”, Janairo emphasized.
A person with Delta Variant experiences cold with the absence of cough, loss of sense of smell, fever and fatigue.
Persons with co-morbidity or those with underlying medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, senior citizens and very young children are among the susceptible population that are most likely to acquire Delta Variant.
“The DOH regional office, together with the local governments of the affected communities are constantly working and conducting health assessment, case investigation and contract tracing to ensure the health and safety of the public.”
“Doblehin po natin ang pag-iingat lalo na po sa ating paglabas ng ating mga tahanan. Pangalagaan po natin ang ating kalusugan at mga sarili upang tayo ay maging ligtas kasama na ang ating mga mahal sa buhay,” he reminded the public. (ai/mtvn)