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CALABARZON Delta Cases now at 148

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THE Department of Health (DOH)- CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) today disclosed a total of 148 cases of the dreaded Delta Variant in the region.

From the five provinces Laguna tops the list with 48 recorded cases; Cavite follows with 44 cases; Rizal with 33; Batangas with 15; and Quezon with 8 Delta variant cases.

According to Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo from the total of 148 Delta Variant cases, 4 are fully vaccinated, 13 have taken a single dose, 58 have no vaccination and 81 are for still for verification.

“Also, from the total number of cases, 102 are local cases, 24 are returning OFWs and 22 are for verification. Napakaimportante na tayo po ay mabakunahan para magkaroon po tayo ng karagdagang proteksyon laban sa virus. Sa datos po ay makikita natin na mas maraming nahahawa na hindi nabakunahan kaya nananawagan po kami sa mga hindi pa nabakunahan na magparehistro napo sa inyong mga LGU upang mabigyan ng bakuna,” he advised residents.

DOH-CALABARZON’s “Project DELTA” (Detect Early Local Transmission through Antigen Testing) first stop, the province of Laguna, where a mass antigen testing was conducted in communities identified with the Delta Variant virus from July 22, 2021 to August 13, 2021.

Janairo added that there are no active DeltaVariant cases in the region. “We have 56 recoveries and only 2 deaths recorded.”

The regional office has initiated “Project DELTA” (Detect Early Local Transmission through Antigen Testing) to all the provinces with Delta variant cases to immediately stop the spread of the virus in the community.

For Covid-19 cases, as of August 17, 2021, there were 2,929 new cases added. There are now a total of 230,599 cases in the region. Active cases are at 22,004 while 201,670 have recovered. A total of 6,925 died from the virus.

“Rest assured that the regional office together with the local government units are working together to prevent the further spread of the Covid virus in the region.  Continue to follow community health protocols, stay at home, stay safe and get vaccinated!”  Janairo emphasized.|Joenald Medina Rayos / BNN

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