Country’s first Lambda variant reported
MANILA – The Department of Health, in cooperation with the University of the Philippines – Philippine Genome Center and the University of the Philippines – National Institute of Health reported the detection of additional 182 cases with the Delta variant.
The report released late Sunday afternoon added there were 66 cases with the Beta variant, 41 cases with the Alpha variant, 40 cases with the P.3 variant and the very first case of the Lambda variant.
“The Lambda variant is currently classified as a variant of interest (VOI). To date, the UP – PGC has sequenced a total of 11.173 samples,” the statement revealed.
The DOH continuously reminds the general public that the minimum public health standards and getting vaccinated remain the best defense against COVID-19 and any of its variants.
“Everyone should remember to wear their masks properly, wash their hands, observe proper physical distancing and ensure proper ventilation whenever indoors,” the advisory concluded. (Melo M. Acuña)