DOH: Delta variant case in Taguig not a local case

The Department of Health (DOH) clarified that the Covid-19 Delta variant case in Taguig city was not a local case.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a text message yesterday that the case was from a returning overseas Filipino (ROF).

Vergeire made the clarification after Taguig Safe City Task Force head Clarence Santos said on Sunday that one of the city’s 73 detected variants was found to be a case of the Delta variant, citing a report from its City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit.

The country has so far confirmed a total of 35 cases of the Delta variant, including the latest 16 new cases announced by the DOH last Friday.

Of the 16 cases, five are from ROFs and 11 were detected locally. — Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN

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