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Covid instances are increasing because of the BA.5 subvariant: PH Genome Center

On Monday, the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) revealed that the Omicron BA.5 subvariant is to blame for the present rise in Covid-19 infections.

Around 85% of the sequenced samples, according to PGC Executive Director Cynthia Saloma, have the Omicron BA.5 subvariant.

“The BA.5 po talaga ang (is true) most prevalent sample or variant that we are sequencing in the Philippines,” she added. “In the past month alone.”

“Mayroon po tayong konting BA.4 and may mangilan-ngilan na (We have a small number of BA.4 and some BA.2.1 and very, very few of the BA.2.3, which was the dominating one in January.) But, all in all, we can probably argue that this current wave is really the BA.5 wave,” she continued.

The Omicron BA.5 subvariant discovered in the nation is most frequently BA.5.2.

“The most common grade in the US and Europe is BA.5. There are many BA.5.1 cases, and the majority of them have mutations, according to our binabantayan. We’re just keeping an eye out to see if the majority of our BA.5 [patients] have mutations),” she said.

Around 1,100 to 1,200 cases or samples are sequenced weekly throughout the nation.

While the PGC in the Visayas sequences 300 samples every week, the PGC in Diliman processes 750 samples per week.

Every week, 100 samples are processed by the PGC in Mindanao.

Saloma stated, “There are samples that have been sequenced at the RITM, but I don’t really know the precise amount. Mayroon din po sine-sequence sa RITM.”

Saloma stated that aside from the two cases previously reported, no further examples of the Omicron BA.2.75 subvariant have been found.

The Centaurus nomenclature is not widely accepted by the WHO, although it is widely accepted by one social media user. Therefore, it is not the official name of the isang (The nomenclature Centaurus is from a social media user, not the WHO. Therefore, it is not a version of the concern’s official name,” she continued.


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