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55 New Cases of Delta Variant Detected in Philippines

As local transmission confirmed.
by Erwin Colcol
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The Philippines on Sunday reported an additional 55 cases of the highly contagious Delta coronavirus variant, bringing its total to 119, authorities said.

Of the 119 cases of the Delta variant, 12 are active, 103 have recovered, while four have died, the Department of Health said.

First detected in India, the more transmissible Delta variant is sweeping across Southeast Asia and has prompted lockdowns in Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia.

Last week, the DOH confirmed local transmission of the Delta variant in the country. This prompted the reimposition of general community quarantine with "heightened restrictions" in Metro Manila until the end of July.

Curfew hours were also extended starting Sunday, from 10 p.m. to 4 p.m., while stay-at-home orders for children were reinstated.

Apart from new Delta variant cases, the DOH also reported an additional 94 cases of the Alpha variant, 179 cases of the Beta variant, and nine cases of the P3 variant.

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The DOH advised areas with detected variants to strengthen their Prevent-Detect-Isolate-Treat-Reintegrate strategies and impose granular lockdowns as needed to control the spike of cases.


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