NINETEEN of the 466 additional cases of Covid-19 caused by the Delta variant in the Philippines were detected in Central Visayas, the Department of Health (DOH) central office reported on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.
The health agency did not give specifics as to where these 19 cases of Delta variant detected in the region that comprises Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor were located.
Delta variant cases in Central Visayas have now reached 55.
Last July 29, the DOH 7 reported that all the 32 Delta variant cases detected in Central Visayas were in Cebu; then on Aug. 5, the agency reported an additional four Delta variant cases in the region, still all in Cebu.
The Covid-19 cases in the country caused by the highly contagious Delta variant jumped past 1,000 with the detection of the 466 cases.
Aside from Central Visayas, the rest of the additional Delta cases were detected in the National Capital Region (NCR), 201 cases; Central Luzon, 69 cases; Western Visayas, 52 cases; Calabarzon, 49 cases; Mimaropa, 14 cases; Davao Region, 11 cases; Cagayan Valley, 7 cases; Soccsksargen, 7 cases; Northern Mindanao, 6 cases; Bicol Region, 4 cases; and Ilocos Region, 3 cases.
The DOH central office on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, also said the latest sequencing run yielded 90 additional Alpha cases, 105 Beta cases and 41 P.3 cases.