10 more Omicron variant cases confirmed


10 more Omicron variant cases confirmed

The Department of Health (DOH), University of the Philippines – Philippine Genome Center, and the University of the Philippines – National Institutes of Health on Friday reported the detection of seven imported cases and three local cases of the Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant of concern.

The seven imported cases include six returning overseas Filipinos and one Malaysian national.

Three of them arrived from the United States via Philippine Airlines Flight PR 127 on December 16 and PR 103 on December 15. Read More


Ends 2021 with 2-month high of nearly 3K new infections

MANILA – The year 2021 will close with the country having a total of 2,843,979 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) after 2,961 new infections were recorded on New Year’s Eve.Friday’s fresh cases translate to an 82.4 percent increase from Thursday’s 1,623, raising the active… Read More

Dec. 30: New cases soar to 1,623

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday logged 1,623 more coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, bringing the nation’s overall tally to 2,841,260

.Thursday’s figure of new cases translates to an almost 83 percent increase from Wednesday’s 889, bringing the active case tally to 11,772.

In its Covid-19 bulletin, the DOH also logged 256 new recoveries pushing the total recovery count to 2,778,115.

Of the active cases, 5,737 are mild, 577 are asymptomatic, 372 are critical, 1,771 are severe, and 3,315 are moderate.

“Of the 1,623 reported cases today, 1,582 (97 percent) occurred within the recent 14 days – December 17 to 30, 2021,” the DOH said. Read More

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