ZAMBOANGA

Zamboanga health office monitors new Covid-19 strains

THE City Health Office announced Wednesday, April 7, 2021, that there is no new strains of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Zamboanga City.

This, as the City Health Office remained vigilant in monitoring the cases of Covid-19 and detecting any presence of the new strains of the virus here.

Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite, city health officer, assured residents that they are not letting their guards down amid the reported United Kingdom and South African Covid-19 variants in other places.

“There is no evidence that we have the new strains but we continue to monitor and send samples for genomic sequencing,” Miravite said.

She also reiterated her call for the residents to continue observing minimum health protocols to protect them and their family.

Miravite also encouraged the public to seek medical assistance if they experience any of the symptoms commonly associated with Covid-19.

As of Monday, April 5, active cases in this city have increased to 182, based on the Covid-19 Data Tracker.

The confirmed Covid-19 cases totaled 4,463, with 4,086 recoveries and 195 deaths.

The bulk of the active cases was caused by community transmission and authorized persons outside residence. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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