By Marisol Bo-oc | 05:43 PM August 30, 2021
The Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU) in Central Visayas on Monday reported four new cases of the Delta variant of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Bohol province.
According to Dr. Eugenia Mercedes Cañal, RESU-7 chief, Central Visayas has 26 new cases of Delta variants.
The new cases of Delta variant were part of the samples taken on date of swab from July 9-August 9, 2021 and sent to the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) for sequencing.
Cebu province has 2 cases, Negros Oriental has 4 cases, Cebu City has 13 and Mandaue City has one case. There are two cases of returning overseas Filipino (ROFs).
Cañal said the cases were endorsed to their respective local government units (LGUs) and contact tracing activities are currently conducted by different LGUs.
She added that the mayors, municipal health officers and provincial health officers were also informed of their cases.
The 2 ROFs have been quarantined in National Capital Region (NCR) prior to coming in Central Visayas.
It can be noted that Bohol recorded two Delta variant cases-one from Tagbilaran City and one from Candijay town.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) described Delta as more transmissible than the common cold and influenza, as well as the viruses that cause smallpox, MERS, SARS and Ebola.