DOH confirms six more cases of BA.5 and 10 cases of BA.2.12.1 Omicron subvariant

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THE Department of Health (DOH) confirmed an additional six cases of the highly transmissible BA.5 and 10 cases of the BA .2.12 .1 Omicron subvariant.

Sinabi ni DOH Spokesperson at Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire that two BA.5 cases were identified to come from the National Capital Region (NCR) and one each from Cagayan Valley, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao and one more is still being verified.

On the other hand, the four of the BA.2.12.1 cases are from the NCR, two from Calabarzon, and one each in Cagayan Valley, Bicol Region, Western Visayas and one Returning Overseas Filipino.

The DOH continues to remind the public to maintain wearing of appropriate face mask, vaccination and compliance with minimum public health standards.

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