63 more cases of Omicron subvariants detected—DOH

Published June 28, 2022, 4:19 PM

by Analou de Vera


The Department of Health (DOH) said that 63 new cases of Omicron subvariants were detected in the Philippines.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that there were 50 new BA.5 cases, 11 additional BA.2.12.1 cases, and two more cases of BA.4 in the country.

“At the moment, exposure of individuals is still unknown and travel histories are being verified,” said Vergeire in a press briefing on Tuesday, June 28.

Of the 50 new BA.5 cases, Vergeire said that 38 individuals were from Western Visayas, five from Metro Manila, while the seven others were returning overseas Filipinos.

“One individual is fully vaccinated, one is unvaccinated, while the vaccination status of the remaining 48 cases are still being verified,” said Vergeire.

“Forty-one individuals are now tagged as recovered, four are still undergoing isolation, while the outcome of the rest (five) are being verified,” she added.

The total number of BA.5 cases in the Philippines is at 93.

Of the 11 new BA.2.12.1 subvariant cases, seven of them were from Western Visayas and four were returning overseas Filipinos.

The DOH is still verifying the vaccination status of the 11 cases, said Vergeire.

“Ten individuals are now tagged as recovered and one is still undergoing isolation,” she added.

There are now 43 cases of BA.2.12.1 in the country.

Of the two additional BA.4 cases, Vergeire said one was from Western Visayas and a returning overseas Filipino.

“Both individuals are now tagged as recovered,” said Vergeire.

With this, the number of BA.4 cases detected in the Philippines now climbed to three.