UK Variant Detected in Bontoc, Mountain Province

The Municipality of Bontoc has announced today that the UK variant of the coronavirus has been detected in the municipality.

In an announcement by Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey through the official Facebook page of the local government unit, in the thirty-five (35) specimens that have tested positive in the capital of Mt. Province, twelve (12) of the cases have been confirmed to be of the B.1.1.7 variant.

Among the twelve cases, seven are male while five are female. Three cases are below 18 years old while three are above 60 years of age. The patients have been tested between January 3 to January 9, 2021. All of the said cases have been traced to a certain cluster in the municipality starting December 27, 2020.

Bontoc LGU is urging everyone to strictly comply with the minimum public health standards while the LGU is currently discussing with the Municpality’s Inter-Agency Task Force regarding intensified measures that will be undertaken.

The first confirmed case of the B.1.1.7. SARS-CoV-2 variant in the Philippines is a a Filipino who arrived from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on January 7, 2021.

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SOURCE: Municipality of Bontoc, Mayor Marcos G. Ayangwa, MD 

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