By NewsDesk @bactiman63

In Dagupan City, the northwest-central part of the island of Luzon, the Public Information Office (PIO) reported today via Facebook on the first Delta variant case in the city:

The 35-year-old OFW arrived in Manila from Riyadh on July 25, 2021 and stayed in a hotel there. In August 5, the individual was transferred to a hotel in San Juan.

On July 31, the person underwent an RT-PCR test in Manila and tested positive. The person is asymptomatic and remains asymptomatic till present.

The individual arrived in Dagupan on August 11, and stayed in an isolation facility of the city. The next day the person again underwent the RT-PCR test, and was positive. Although positive, the individual was considered non-infectious because it was more than 10 days since tested positive.

Nevertheless, the person remained in the city’s isolation facility until August 18, and then was sent home.

The individual remains asymptomatic and hasn’t been affected by any of the family members.

The patient has not yet been vaccinated.

Tomorrow, August 30, the returning OFW will be subject again to RT-PCR, along with the immediate family.

To date, the Philippines has reported 1,789 total Delta variant cases after the Department of Health detected 516 additional cases this weekend.

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