November 16, 2021

630 Delta instances were found in March, September, and November samples.

According to a health official, an additional 630 instances of the highly transmissible and prevalent Delta version of the coronavirus have been reported across the country.

The new Delta variant cases were from a total of 666 samples collected in March, September, October, and November and sequenced on November 12, according to Department of Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire in an online media forum.

About 630, or 94.59 percent, of the samples collected and sequenced, were Delta variant instances, with one case, or 0.15 percent, being Alpha variant.

With the new cases, the overall number of Delta variant cases has increased to 6,612 and the number of Beta variant cases has increased to 3,577.

Meanwhile, the total number of Alpha variant instances has remained unchanged at 3,129.

As of November 14, the total number of sequenced samples with assigned lineages had increased to 17,925.

All areas, cities, and municipalities in the National Capital Region (NCR) have Alpha or Beta variations, according to Vergeire.

The Delta variation, which was first discovered in overseas Filipinos returning home, has now been found in all 17 regions, as well as all NCR cities and its lone municipality.

Meanwhile, the P.3 variation, which was previously only found in one location, is now found in all of them.

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