DOH confirms vaccinated Pinay positive for coronavirus

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THE Department of Health (DOH)-Central Visayas reported Thursday, February 18, 2021, another Covid-vaccinated individual who tested positive for coronavirus upon arrival in the country.

Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH-Central Visayas spokesperson, said the second case is a 25-year-old Filipina worker from Canada who had one dose of Pfizer vaccine on January 13, 2021.

Loreche said the individual arrived in Cebu on February 9, 2021 and underwent the mandatory quarantine.

As part of the protocol, she underwent swabbing on the fifth day of her quarantine on February 14, 2021 and tested positive for the coronavirus.

Loreche said the 25-year-old OFW is set to complete her 14-day quarantine, but the DOH will be conducting an anti-body test on her to determine the level of IGg and for them to know the level of immunity the OFW currently has.

Meanwhile, Loreche said the DOH-Central Visayas is also conducting an investigation on the sample from the 43-year-old male overseas worker from United Arab Emirates (UAE) who tested positive for Covid-19 even after receiving the complete doses of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine.

UK variant

Loreche also announced that it logged another confirmed case of UK B.1.1. 7 in Cebu.

The OFW, she said, is a 53-year-old male from Dubai but resides in Talisay City, Cebu.

Loreche said the patient's RT-PCR testing was conducted on January 17 in Manila and the result came out on the 19th.

She said the patient was quarantined in Tarlac, arrived in Cebu on February 7, 2021, and went home to Talisay City on February 8, 2021.

“But remember this, this individual had completed all the mandatory quarantines in Manila prior to arrival here,” she said. (WBS)