San Carlos records first Delta fatality

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The City of San Carlos recorded its first COVID-19 Delta variant fatality, according to the city’s Emergency Operations Center.

The patient who was a Returning Overseas Filipino from Bahrain in his 40s died yesterday, September 6, due to the complications of such disease. He was admitted at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City last August 12, 2021. According to data released by the EOC, the patient was comorbid.

Dr. Jessa Tiapon, Head of the EOC Cluster on Health Management, has already instructed the Contact Tracing Cluster and Containment Cluster to immediately coordinate with concerned barangays to advise the close contacts to resume with the preventive quarantine while waiting for further advisory.

Mayor Rene Y. Gustilo once again reminded his constituents to never compromise health and safety protocols in order to not jeopardize the health and well-being of everyone. He added: “With or without the delta variant, we have to help our city and the community by strictly following the protocols for the protection of everyone.”

As of yesterday, the province has recorded 6 confirmed Delta cases, and 2 fatalities.

Meanwhile, in Capitol, the Public Information Office is temporarily closed starting today, September 7, after an employee in the said office who manifested COVID-like symptoms tested positive of the virus. All identified close contacts has been subjected to swab test this morning.

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