Delta now dominant COVID-19 variant in the Philippines

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, August 31, that the highly transmissible Delta variant was now the dominant COVID-19 variant in the Philippines.

“The Delta variant is now the dominant variant in the Philippines based on existing data we’re seeing,” said Rabindra Abeyasinghe, WHO representative to the Philippines.

“We do know the Delta variant spreads very fast, more transmissible, and has shorter incubation period. So, yes, with this kind of transmission, with this kind of numbers, we are in community transmission with Delta variant,” he added.

DOH cites steady increase in Delta variant cases

 August 31, 2021

MANILA – A health official on Tuesday said cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus showed steady increase since its detection in July, replacing the Alpha and Beta variants as the most common lineage detected in each sequencing run. In an online media forum, Health Undersecretary Maria… Read More

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