By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran suspects that the Delta variant of COVID-19 has likely long entered the city, and may have triggered the spike in cases experienced between late March and the beginning of April of this year.
According to Familiaran, last June they saw a number of COVID-19 cases wherein the patients were all family members living in the same household, a likely clue that they may have been infected with the Delta variant.
However, because the city does not have its own genome sequencing, they were unable to detect it earlier. He said the patients have since recovered.
Familiaran also clarified that his belief on the reason for the spike are his own viewpoints only.
Bacolod City has now recorded four confirmed cases of the Delta variant, a 71-year-old male from Barangay Banago; a 32-year-old female from Barangay Sum-ag; and a three-year-old male and 63-year-old female from Barangay Mansilingan./DGB, WDJ