Two individuals who had close contact with the patient infected with Delta variant have also tested positive for coronavirus disease, Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vicente “Bambi” Emano said Wednesday, July 21.
The governor said that they have already sent the samples of the two Covid-19 positive individuals to Metro Manila for genome sequencing.
“Ang mga kasamahan po niya sa bahay ay na-isolate na po natin started with one worker of a bank, and ito pong katulong niya. Tapos randomly, nakunan ng blood sample para doon sa padala sa (Philippine) Genome (Center) and found to be positive doon sa Delta variant,” he said in a virtual press briefing.
“And we’re still awaiting po sa results doon sa apat, bale lima sa bahay, and apat po ang kasama niya. So dalawa, nag-negative; dalawa, nag-positive. So iyong nag-positive na dalawa po, pinadala na po namin iyong samples niya diyan sa Manila, and hopefully pagbalik noon, we will be able to know if it has already spread within the family,” he added.
Emano said the local government continues with the contact tracing of those who have exposure with the patient infected with Delta variant.