Iloilo City has recorded 11 more cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in a sequence result dated August 21, 2021 sent by the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) yesterday, bringing the total Delta cases in the city to 15.
There were also two Alpha and three Beta cases reported in the city. All of these variants are considered highly contagious.
“We might have to impose quarantine passes again due to the number of confirmed Delta, Alpha, Beta, and P.3 cases. The COVID team will once again look into this again and will make the necessary decisions,” Mayor Jerry P. Treñas said.
Meanwhile, City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit confirmed all cases have already recovered but will have to be subjected again to swab test.
Of the 11 new Delta cases, three are from La Paz; three from Mandurriao; two from Jaro; and three from Molo.
The samples were sent to PGC for genome sequencing on August 6./WDJ