Mass screening and vaccination against covid, reinforcement of biosecurity measures, as well as the mandatory use of a mask, are the measures of the epidemiological fence applied by the health authorities of La Guaira, after the arrest of the Delta variant of covid-19, announced by President Nicolás Maduro.
“We increased the virocult samples taken in suspicious cases or those with some symptoms. We currently have the capacity to take more than 6 thousand samples per month, ”said the single health authority of La Guaira, Dr. Yadira Castillo, referring to the intensification of early detection of cases in the main respiratory triage points of the state.
The case detected in La Guaira is a male passenger who entered through the Simón Bolívar de Maiquetía International Airport, detected by the International Sanitary Office (OSI) that maintains the epidemiological fence, the citizen came from an international flight and resides in the state of Miranda .
To date, no more cases or contagions of the Delta variant of covid-19 have been detected in the Guaireño coast, and the screening and monitoring of the flight where the first one entered this first case continues; Likewise, checks are carried out on the workers of the Maiquetía air terminal.
Castillo announced that the massive screening will be from the 9 Comprehensive Community Health Areas (Asic), with the support of the National Institute of Hygiene (INH) to give results in three days.
“In this period of time, suspected cases with mild symptoms or people in contact with confirmed cases, must keep home isolation. Moderate or severe cases are hospitalized in sentinel centers, guaranteeing their due medical care and health protocols, ”said the single health authority of La Guaira.
The Delta variant of covid-19 has higher rates of hospitalization for respiratory and hematological complications, and the symptoms are different, the covid was characterized by a dry discomfort, but this variant produces mucus and secretion, the discomfort is similar to the flu or dengue due to virus mutation.
To date, more than 80 thousand Guaireños have been vaccinated with the Chinese and Russian antigens, as well as about 400 pregnant women, "health personnel are 100% vaccinated", now we will increase coverage to the elderly and verifiable chronic patients, as well as in the general population over 40 years of age that has been cited through the Patria System.