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170 UK, 192 South Africa COVID-19 variant cases detected in latest sequencing

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 11:40 AM April 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday reported that 170 UK variant cases, 192 South Africa variant cases, 19 Philippine variant cases, and one Brazil variant case was found in the latest COVID-19 sample sequencing.

This makes the total of UK variant cases in the country to be at 392, South Africa variant at 244, Philippine variant at 123, and Brazil variant at two.

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

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

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Meanwhile, all of the 19 Philippine variant cases have recovered.

The variant cases were detected among two batches of 25 samples sequenced on March 28 and 1,336 samples sequenced between March 28 to April 8.

“With the increasing number of variant cases being detected, the DOH reiterates that strict and consistent adherence to the minimum public health standards and increased support for the National Vaccination Program will significantly mitigate transmission of COVID-19,” the DOH said.

The DOH, UP-PGC, and UP-NIH today report the detection 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 10, 2021

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