DOH: Covid-19 Delta variant now at 1,273 cases

The Department of Health (DOH) said the Philippines now has 1,273 cases of the more transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19, as it reported 466 new cases on Monday, August 23. 

Of the new infections, Metro Manila had the most at 201, followed by Central Luzon with 69, Western Visayas with 52, and Calabarzon with 49. The others were recorded in:

  • Central Visayas – 19 
  • Mimaropa – 14
  • Davao Region – 11
  • Cagayan Valley – 7 
  • Soccsksargen – 7
  • Northern Mindanao – 6 
  • Bicol Region – 4 
  • Ilocos Region – 3

DOH said there were also 90 cases of the Alpha variant, first seen in the United Kingdom, as well as 105 cases of the Beta or that first identified in South Africa, and 41 of the homegrown P.3.

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