Covid: Delta variant, eight confirmed cases in Piedmont – Piedmont

The last two in the Biella area after dinner in the sanctuary

(ANSA) – TURIN, June 26 – There are eight cases of the Delta variant identified from early May to today in Piedmont. There are six Italians and two foreigners asymptomatic or with symptoms of no particular severity. All already healed, or on the mend, their contacts are in quarantine. This was announced by the Piedmont Region.
The cases have been registered in the metropolitan area of ​​Turin and in the provinces of Cuneo, Novara and Biella, where there are currently two cases ascertained as a Delta variant, while another case is still under investigation. These would be people who tested positive after a dinner at the sanctuary of San Giovanni d’Andorno, for more than five centuries the spiritual and identity reference point of the Alta Valle del Cervo, which has suspended the tourist-religious activities.
The ASL of Biella has started tracing to verify the spread of the virus and the laboratories of Candiolo (Turin) follow the evolution of the variant. “All the cases identified so far – explains the Region – have emerged thanks to the enhancement of the contact tracing activity and the diagnostic investigations started. The activities of reconstruction of the transmission chains and of investigation and screening of contacts carried out by the Sisp are making it possible to contain the spread of the virus “. (HANDLE).

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