Cebu City has new 16 cases of virulent Delta variant, all locally transmitted, the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit of the Department of Health-7 announced today, September 13, 2021.
All these new cases were traced from the samples collected on August 8, 2021. All of the victims however were already recovered.
The 16 new cases in Cebu City is part of the 640 new Delta variant nationwide that was released by DOH, the University of the Philippines – Philippine Genome Center (UP-PGC), and the University of the Philippines – National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH) today.
Cebu City Emergency Operations Center chief implementer Joel Garganera said that as early as June, the EOC already assumed that Delta variant is around due to the high number of cases and it is so spread out all over the city. (By: April Therese Tan)