Panama- First case of Delta variant in Herrera

(MENAFN- Newsroom Panama) CHITRÉ, Herrera. -The first case of the Delta variant in the province of Herrera was detected in a 51-year-old man in the town of Monagrillo reports Luis Pérez, regional health director.

Pérez said that on Wednesday an epidemiological tracing protocol was activated and they will begin to investigate the contacts of the patient had.

The first case of the Delta variant of Covid-19 was known last weekend, when the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre announced that it was found in the town of Los Algarrobos, Chiriquí province. On Tuesday, Sucre reported that 8 new community cases of the aggressive lineage were detected in Bocas, Colón, Chiriquí, Panamá, Panamá OesteNine vaccination centers of the Chitré district began on Wednesday morning.

The governor of Herrera, Víctor Roca Cuan, called on citizens to take advantage of these immunization days. "You need two doses to achieve around 90% immunity, you should not stay with just one," he reiterated.



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