Delta variant of COVID-19 in the Philippines has reached 450
Written by DZAT on August 9, 2021
An additional 119 cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Philippines, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
Of the said number, three are local cases and 20 are eeturning overseas Filipinos (ROF).
The other six are still being verified by the authorities as local or ROF cases.
Of the new local cases, 18 were recorded in NCR, 14 in Calabarzon, 18 in Central Luzon, 31 in Western Visayas, eight in Northern Mindanao, and one each in Central Visayas, Eastern Samar, Zamboanga Peninsula, and CAR.
Based on data released by DOH, UP-PGC and UP-NIH, the total number of detected Delta variant cases in the country has reached 450.
Apart from this, 125 Alpha cases, 94 Beta cases, and 11 P.3 variant cases were also detected.
To date, 10,473 samples have undergone genome sequencing.
The DOH continues to encourage the public to strictly follow health protocols against infectious diseases.