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Philippines' COVID-19 cases hit another record high; Omicron variant predominant among cases

Health officials say they assume that local transmission of the highly contagious omicron variant is driving the current spike in cases. Source: AAP Image/AP Photo/Basilio Sepe

Omicron COVID-variant is likely to become a predominant variant in the Philippines, according to the World Health Organisation.

Although WHO acknowledges that there are only few genome sequencing results of Omicron COVID-19 variant, but authorities are seeing its rapid transmissibility.

The Department of Health recorded 34,022 new COVID-19 cases on, Thursday. 237,387 were active cases and there were 82 deaths.

 

 

 


 

Highlights

  • The COVID-19 positivity rate in the Philippines is at 47.9 per cent, higher compared to previous weeks.
  • 28 provinces and cities placed on Alert Level 3, effective January 14-31.
  • COMELEC, confident that their servers have not been hacked.

 

 

 

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