PH logs 628 new Omicron cases, 94 add’l Delta variant

PH logs 628 new Omicron cases, 94 add’l Delta variant

MANILA – The country has detected 628 more cases of four Omicron subvariants and 94 new cases of Delta variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) reported Tuesday.

The DOH said 605 of the total count for the Omicron subvariants are BA.5 cases, 18 are BA.4 cases and five are BA.2.75 cases.

Of the 605 BA.5 cases, 22 are from the Ilocos Region, 63 from Cagayan Valley, 28 from Central Luzon, one from Bicol Region, 26 from Western Visayas, 52 from Central Visayas, three from Zamboanga Peninsula, 12 from Northern Mindanao, 46 from Davao Region, 145 from Soccsksargen, 30 from Calabarzon, 12 from Mimaropa, 12 from Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, 39 from Cordillera Administrative Region, five from Caraga, 107 from the National Capital Region (NCR), and two are returning overseas Filipinos.

For the 18 additional BA.4 cases, one is from Cagayan Valley, one is from Bicol Region, one is from Northern Mindanao, and 15 from Soccsksargen.

One of the five new BA.2.75 cases are from the Ilocos Region, one from Central Luzon, one from Central Visayas, one from Davao Region, and one returning overseas Filipino.

The DOH also detected 93 new cases of Delta variant — one in Cagayan Valley, one in Central Visayas, 36 in Davao Region, 51 in Soccsksargen, two from Calabarzon, one from Caraga, one from NCR and one being verified.

All the reported cases are based on the latest genome sequencing results Oct. 7 to 10. (PNA)

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