Muntinlupa logs 12 Omicron variant cases, all recovered

Published January 24, 2022, 11:55 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

Muntinlupa has recorded 12 cases of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and all of them have already recovered.

Data showed that as of Jan. 23, the 12 Omicron variant cases have been tagged as recovered composed of four returning overseas Filipinos (ROF) and eight local cases.

A senior citizen getting his booster shot at SM Center Muntinlupa vaccination site of the Muntinlupa City government (Muntinlupa PIO)

This is based on 117 samples, or 10 percent of the total, that were subjected to genome sequencing which is being used to detect the SARS-CoV-2 variants

Of the total, 56 were Delta variant cases (48 percent), 35 Beta (30 percent), 12 Alpha (10 percent), one Teta (1 percent) and one that was determined as not a variant case (1 percent).

Out of the 117, 103 (88 percent) have all recovered, three Delta cases have died, eight were classified as non-residents, two have unverified locations and one case determined not to be variant.

The Muntinlupa City government has been ramping up its vaccination. Its “Rolling Bakuna” program, spearheaded by the City Health Office (CHO), administers booster shots and first doses to people in communities in Muntinlupa.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi said amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, people should strictly adhere to following minimum public health standards including wearing of face masks, physical distancing and frequent handwashing.

As of Jan. 23, Muntinlupa has 4,648 active COVID-19 cases out of 36,345 confirmed cases, 31,106 recoveries and 591 deaths.

Muntinlupa recorded 659 new COVID-19 cases, 382 recovered patients and one death on Jan. 23.