PH detects over 600 add'l cases of Omicron BA.5 subvariant - TrueID

PH detects over 600 add'l cases of Omicron BA.5 subvariant

Philippine News AgencySeptember 5, 2022

MANILA – The country has detected 624 more cases of the Omicron BA.5 subvariant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.

In a presentation, the DOH said 605 of the total cases are from all the regions while the remaining 19 are returning overseas Filipinos.

Of the 605 infections, about 26 from Ilocos Region, 33 from Cagayan Valley, 41 from Central Luzon, 22 from Bicol Region, six from Western Visayas, 35 from Central Visayas, five from Zamboanga Peninsula, one from Northern Mindanao, five from Davao Region, 56 from Soccsksargen, 61 from Region 4-A (Calabarzon), 15 from Region 4-B (Mimaropa), six from Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, 119 from Cordillera Administrative Region, 40 from Caraga and 134 from the National Capital Region.

There were also 13 additional BA.4 cases -- eleven from Soccsksargen, one each from Central Luzon and Central Visayas.

The DOH also detected one case of BA.2.12.1 from Central Luzon.

All the reported cases are based on the latest genome sequencing results as of Sept. 2. (PNA)

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