Delta variant accounts for 85.6% of Covid-19 cases in the Philippines

In a report by the Philippine Department of Health today, 85.6% of the 748 latest genetic sequencing samples were found to have Delta variants. The epicenter of the country is the Manila metropolitan area with the highest number of Delta variant cases with 112 cases. According to the Ministry of Health of this country, out of 640 cases of Delta variant, 584 cases are community transmission and more than 50 cases have returned from abroad. Of these, 13 have died.

The Philippines currently records a total of 2,708 cases of the Delta variant, but there are concerns that the actual number may be much higher, as the Philippine Genome Center has only sequenced a small percentage of positive cases. On September 6, the Philippine Department of Health also announced that the Delta variant was officially detected in all regions of the Philippines.

In addition to the Delta variant cases, the Philippines still records other variants such as Alpha, Beta and the P3 variant that was first detected in the Philippines.

While seeking to reopen the economy after a prolonged blockade, the Philippines has discovered more cases with variants, at a time when the number of Covid-19 cases continues to increase in the country. The highest number of Covid-19 cases in a day in the Philippines so far is 26,303 on September 11. In total, the country has recorded more than 2.2 million cases of Covid-19, of which more than 35,000 have died.

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