Phl detects 640 more Delta variant cases

September 13, 2021

The Department of Health (DoH) on Monday reported 640 new cases of the highly transmissible Delta variant, bringing the total count to 2,708.

Based on the latest whole genome sequencing results of the DoH, of the new cases, 584 were local cases, 52 were Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROF), and four cases are still being verified.

Of the 584 local cases, 112 cases were detected in the National Capital Region, 52 in Cagayan Valley, and 49 in CALABARZON.

There were two cases whose indicated address was the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

According to the DoH, three cases are still active, 13 cases have died, while 624 cases have been tagged as recovered.

“Case details are being validated by the regional and local health offices,” the DoH said.

The department also said that the majority of the total 748 samples sequenced have tested positive for the Delta variant.

Other variants

The agency has also detected a total of 24 Alpha variant cases, which pushed the total caseload to 2,448.

Of the additional cases, 24 Alpha variant cases, 23 were local cases and one was a ROF.

Based on the case list, one patient died while 23 cases have been tagged as recovered.

Meanwhile, a total of 28 Beta variant cases have also been detected, bringing the total caseload to 2,725.

Although no longer considered as a variant of interest, the DoH reported additional five cases of P.3 variant — a variant first detected in the Philippines.