170 cases of COVID-19 variants in the UK, 192 in South Africa, found in the last sequencing

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) reported Sunday that the latest COVID-19 sample sequencing found 170 cases of UK variants, 192 cases of South Africa variants, 19 cases of Filipino variants, and one case of Brazil variants .

This brings the total number of cases with British variants in the country to 392, the South African variant to 244, the Filipino variant to 123 and the Brazilian variant to two.

Of the total UK variant cases, two cases have died while 168 have recovered.

Of the 244 cases in South Africa, two cases are active, three cases have died and 187 cases have recovered, DOH said.

All 19 cases of Filipino variants have now recovered.

The variant cases were identified among two lots of 25 samples sequenced on March 28 and 1,336 samples sequenced between March 28 through April 8.

“With the increasing number of variant cases discovered, the DOH affirms that strict and consistent compliance with minimum public health standards and increased support for the National Immunization Program will significantly reduce the transmission of COVID-19,” the DOH said.

DOH, UP-PGC and UP-NIH report today on the discovery of 170 B.1.1.7 variant cases, 192 B.1.351 variant cases, one (1) …

Posted by Department of Health (Philippines) on Saturday April 10th, 2021

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