The government of the province of Buenos Aires confirmed on Wednesday that a case of Delta variant contagion via community circulation had been identified in the southern district of Greater Buenos Aires de Lanús.
Other people at the individual’s workplace in the city of Buenos Aires also contracted the virus, Buenos Aires Province Health Minister Nicolás Kreplak revealed, adding: “This is about ‘a case of a person who has not traveled, that is to say of community transmission. “
“There are two other cases of community transmission with families from Greater Buenos Aires detected in the city with their families listed as close contacts. We are trying to determine if any of them have the Delta variant but for the instant we couldn’t find anything, “Kreplak added, warning:” Community transmission has started. “
At the press conference in La Plata, capital of the province of Buenos Aires, the minister said that there are currently 58 confirmed cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, of which 55 are returning travelers who are mostly in strict isolation in hotels while two others are family members who managed to contract the virus before starting their isolation.
The governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, urged the mayor of the city, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, to isolate all the people returning from abroad in the hotels: “We ask that all the precautions be applied, also unpleasant be they “.
Lanús Health Secretary Gustavo Sieli said an epidemiological follow-up of the 39-year-old patient had been carried out to identify the origin of the contagion. It was confirmed that neither the man nor his family made contact with other neighbors after the infection.
“The nuclear family is evolving properly,” Sieli informed in a radio interview Tuesday, after the case was confirmed.
Earlier Wednesday, the National Minister of Health Carla Vizzotti had clarified that although the community circulation of the Delta strain is now considered a fact, it does not “predominate” but represents a minor number of cases.
Nonetheless, health officials at different levels take it for granted that this variant of the virus is going to thrive.
Last Monday, the second person infected with the strain of coronavirus born in India died in Cordoba – a 38-year-old woman infected with ‘patient zero’ (a 62-year-old man) who had bypassed quarantine and died over the weekend. last end. Both had decided not to be vaccinated.
“We are monitoring the evolution of the Delta variant very closely and will continue to isolate returning travelers. Today we have to say that we are on the verge of having community circulation of the Delta variant but it is not predominant. The predominant strain is [the] Manaus [strain]Radio 10’s Vizzotti said.
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