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Caraga logs 47 new COVID-19 variant cases, including 26 Delta cases

The Department of Health in Caraga reported on Saturday additional 47 cases of COVID-19 variants of concern and of the P.3 variant, including 26 cases of the highly contagious Delta variant. Courier File Photo

The Caraga region has recorded additional 47 cases of COVID-19 variants s of concern (VOC), the Department of Health (DOH) said, citing results of genome sequencing done by the Philippine Genome Center.

Of this figure, 26 were local cases of the Indian Delta variant, eight were of the South African Variant (Beta), five were of the Philippine variant (P.3), and eight were of the UK variant (Alpha).

The newly recorded cases have brought to 256 VOCs registered by DOH-Caraga as of Saturday, October 16.

Of the 26 additional Delta variant cases, five have indicated addresses in Tandag, City, five in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, three in Tago town, two each in Carrascal, Lanuza and San Miguel towns, and Tubay, Agusan del Norte, one each in Butuan City, San Franciso, Agusan del Sur, Santiago and Nasipit towns in Agusan del Norte, and Cagwait, Cortes and Madrid towns in Surigao del Sur.

Of the eight Beta variant cases, three are in Bislig Cityand one each in Butuan City, Surigao City, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, and in the towns of Marihatag and San Agustin in Surigao del Sur.

Four of the eight Alpha variant cases are from Butuan City, and one each in Cabadbaran City, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, Trento, Agusan del Sur and Lanuza, Surigao del Sur.

Of the five Philippine variant cases, two each in Butuan City and San Miguel, Surigao del Sur, and one in Cabadbaran City.

According to the agency, there are no active VOC cases in Caraga as of Oct.16 .

DOH-Caraga said 26 cases have died while 230 were tagged as recovered.

Based on the DOH’s latest bulletin, the region also logged 226 additional COVID-19 cases, 318 recoveries and 23 deaths.

Since the pandemic started last year, the region has recorded 46,833 cases, of which 42,449 have recovered, and 1,630 died. CLC

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