Zambales logs first case of COVID-19 Delta variant

Blood sample test tube for COVID-19 test. STOCK PHOTO

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales — The province has recorded its first case of the more transmissible Delta variant of the new coronavirus, an official said Thursday.

Gov. Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. confirmed this in a Facebook live, saying the patient is a 2-year-old girl in this town.


Ebdane said the child’s mother is a healthcare worker who first contracted COVID-19 on July 29. The next day, the husband and the child also tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, which causes severe respiratory disease.

Their specimen samples were sent to the Philippine Genome Center on August 5.


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The result came out on August 23 showing that only the child was confirmed to be a carrier of the Delta variant, Ebdane said. INQ

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