DOH: Almost all regions have Delta

The Department of Health (DOH) said almost all regions have already recorded Delta variant cases after the detection of 182 additional cases on Aug. 15, composed of 36 returning overseas Filipinos, 112 local cases, and 34 that have yet to be verified.

DOH confirmed on Monday (Aug. 16) that the first recorded Lamba variant case in the country is a local case, or a 35-year-old pregnant woman from Region 6.

DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a briefing today that they have yet to determine the case’s pregnancy and vaccination status. She was asymptomatic and was tagged as recovered, but will undergo swabbing anew for a repeat test. READ MORE

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