OVER 200 additional coronavirus disease (Covid-19) Omicron subvariant cases have been detected in the Philippines, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

In a press conference, DOH Officer-in-Charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said the latest genome sequencing results showed the detection of 190 additional BA.5 cases, 34 additional BA.4 cases and one additional BA.2.12.1 case.

"At the moment, the exposure of individuals, travel histories, and health status are being verified," said Vergeire.

Among additional BA.5 cases, 162 individuals were from Davao Region, 23 from Soccsksargen, 3 from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and one each from Caraga and National Capital Region.

There were 149 individuals that were fully vaccinated, four were npartially vaccinated, while the vaccination status of the remaining 37 were still being verified.

A total of 175 individuals were now tagged as recovered, seven are still undergoing isolation, while the outcome of the remaining eight were being verified.

In total, there were already 4,203 BA.5 cases detected in the country.

Among the additional BA.4 cases, 23 individuals were from Soccsksargen, and 11 from Davao Region.

There were 27 individuals that are fully vaccinated while the vaccination status of the remaining seven were still being verified.

A total of 33 individuals were now tagged as recovered, while the outcome of the remaining case were still being verified.

In all, 149 cases of BA.4 have been detected in the Philippines.

As for the additional BA.2.12.1 case, the individual came from Davao Region.

The vaccination status of the said case is still being verified.

The individual, according to the DOH, was now tagged as recovered.

In total, there were already 182 cases of the BA.2.12.1 detected in the Philippines. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)