The first recorded COVID-19 Delta variant case in Zambales is a two-year-old, Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. said on Thursday, August 26.
Ebdane said that the toddler, a resident of San Antonio town, is the child of a nurse who tested positive for COVID-19 on July 29.
Ebdane said that the specimen of the baby was sent to the Philippine Genome Center, and the results were released on Monday, August 23.
Ebdane ordered the Provincial Health Office to coordinate with all local rural health units and other concerned agencies on further measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The governor reminded his constituents to strictly enforce health protocols like wearing of face masks and face shields, social distancing, and washing of hands.
The province recorded 5,645 confirmed cases, with 835 active cases, and 108 new cases recorded on August 25.