Carmona, Cavite records first COVID-19 Delta variant case

Published July 26, 2021, 4:03 PM

by Carla Bauto Deña

CARMONA, Cavite – The municipal government has recorded its first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Delta variant case, Mayor Roy M. Loyola confirmed on Monday (July 26).

In a Facebook post, Loyola said that the patient is an overseas Filipino worker who arrived in the Philippines on June 26.

The patient underwent a seven-day quarantine in an isolation facility in Clark, Pampanga and another seven-day quarantine in an isolation facility in Tarlac. After which, the patient was allowed to go home to Carmona on July 13. Once in Carmona, the patient was again required to undergo home quarantine for another seven days.

The municipal government was informed on July 25 that the patient tested positive for the Delta variant. The patient and close contacts were immediately taken by Municipal Health Office (MHO) workers to an isolation facility.

Meanwhile, Loyola said that they are currently coordinating with the Department of Health regarding vaccine supply.

“Ramdam po sa buong Pilipinas ang kakulangan ng bakuna at hindi lang po ito sa bayan ng Carmona (The short supply of vaccine is being experienced in the whole Philippines and not just in Carmona),” Loyola said.

The town has so far vaccinated over 16,000 residents against COVID-19.