THERE is no recorded Delta variant case in Central Visayas, but local officials in Cebu are making sure that there are enough beds, medicines and medical equipment to cope with a possible surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases.
The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday evening, July 22, 2021, reminded the public to avoid unnecessary travels and gatherings, wear masks and face shields, and observe physical distancing as it confirmed local transmission of the Delta variant.
The DOH said “clusters of Delta variant cases were seen to be linked to other local cases,” indicating local transmission.
This was confirmed through the phylogenetic analysis conducted by the University of the Philippines-Philippine Genome Center, and case investigation by the DOH Epidemiology Bureau and the regional and local epidemiology and surveillance units.
The DOH said the best defense against any Covid-19 variant are still the “correct and consistent adherence to the minimum public health standards, and getting vaccinated.”
The minimum public health standards include proper wearing of face masks and face shields, and observing physical distancing.