More than 300 cases of the new coronavirus strains have been reported in the Philippines, as the Department of Health was left scratching its head while trying to contain the rapidly spreading and mutating Covid-19.
This coronavirus has been mutating and producing various strains so rapidly that even scientists and researchers all over the world are being left behind
THERE seems to be no stopping the rampaging Covid-19 as the Department of Health (DOH) reported 382 more additional cases of patients with new coronavirus strains in the country on Saturday, April 10.
In a statement released late on Saturday night, the health department said of the additional cases of the variant discovered in Great Britain, called B.1.1.7, eight are from returning overseas Filipino workers, 119 are local cases, and 43 cases yet to be verified.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque confirmed that his department has detected 170 more cases of B.1.1.7 strain, along with 192 additional cases of B.1.351 variant and 19 new cases of P.3 variant.There was also one additional case of P.1 variant.
"This coronavirus has been mutating and producing various strains so rapidly that even scientists and researchers all over the world have been left behind," said a medical expert interviewed by OpinYon.
The Department of Health confirmed that "based on the case line list, two cases have died and 168 cases have recovered."
With regard to the new cases found in South Africa (B.1.351), one was identified as a returning Filipino, 143 are locals and 46 are still being verified.
The health department added that two cases are active, three patients have died, and 187 patients have already recovered.
It was confirmed by the DOH that the new cases of the COVID-19 strains were found among the two batches of 25 samples sequenced on March 28 and 1,336 samples sequences between that date and April 8. (ONT/With report by D. S. Cagahastian)
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