A possible outbreak of infections by the Delta variant has an entire gated community in Santa Fe in suspense, as confirmed by the provincial Ministry of Health. It is the El Paso Country Club, in Santo Tomé, where More than 20 people are isolated after maintaining contact with three children, about 10 years old, from the United States who had not complied with the mandatory isolation and participated in a birthday party.
As reported by the Santa Fe Health Secretary, Jorge Prieto, so far there are 10 people affected with this mutation in the province: “Eight cases were detected in Rosario, one in Rafaela and another in the city of Santo Tomé. As for the high probability of these three cases that also correspond to the city of Santo Tomé, at this moment the sequencing is being carried out to confirm it ”.
In that tone, the official pointed out that “there is a small delay in the diagnostic question. In 48 or 72 hours we will have the confirmation. We are facing a variant (Delta) that has a very short incubation period and high contagiousness ”.
Prieto together with the Minister of Health, Sonia Martorano, pointed out that The recent outbreak is related to a birthday that was celebrated in a country, of which three children who had returned from the United States were part.
As they explained, the minors did not present symptoms at the time of entering the country, when they were tested, the result was negative. However, a few days later they underwent a PCR test that confirmed the contagion.
“As much as the rapid test is negative in Ezeiza, you have to comply with the quarantine, It is very important to be able to enjoy this moment that shows us an optimism. On the seventh day, we indicated a PCR after isolation, ”Prieto said.
While, the mayor of Santo Tomé, Daniela Qüesta, assured that the “situation highlights the need for us to continue to comply with the protocols, not to trust ourselves even when we are feeling well.”
“We know that we are all tired of the restrictions and that no one infects on purpose, but the risk that this variant represents forces us to remain vigilant,” said the communal chief and stressed that they are “working under the presumption that the cases correspond to the Delta variant because the people came from the United States, where 90% of the cases correspond to that strain ”.
What’s more, Qüesta assured that they are “taking the precautionary measures” in their district and that in the next few hours they will deploy “an operation of the Detect Plan in the neighborhood, so that any neighbor who has any doubts can do the swabbing.”