The Lambda variant, first identified in Peru in August 2020, was classified as a Variant of Interest by the World Health Organization on June 14, 2021.
Authorities have detected 182 additional cases of the more transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus, raising the total to 807, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Sunday.
In a statement, the DOH said that aside from the Delta variant, the first case of Lambda variant was also detected, new cases of the Alpha variant (41), Beta (66) and Theta (40), based on the latest whole-genome sequencing report of the University of the Philippines-Philippine Genome Center and the University of the Philippines-National Institutes of Health. READ MORE
TOTAL AS OF AUG. 16 – 14,610 new confirmed cases
August 16, 2021
MANILA –The nation’s overall tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients who have beaten the disease have reached 1,618,808 as 10,674 new recoveries were recorded on Monday.The Department of Health (DOH) said the figure is equivalent to a 92.2-percent recovery rate from a total of… Read More