More cases of 2 Omicron subvariants logged

The Department of Health (DOH) has has detected 693 more cases of two Omicron subvariants of the Covid-19 virus, and  677 of the total count are BA.5 cases and 16 are BA.4 cases.

In its report Tuesday, the DOH said that of the 677 BA.5 cases, 50 are from the Ilocos Region; 75 are from Cagayan Valley; 37 are from Central Luzon; 15 are from the Bicol Region; 104 from Western Visayas; 18 from Central Visayas; one from Eastern Visayas; 25 from Zamboanga Peninsula; two from Northern Mindanao; two from the Davao Region; 54 from Soccsksargen; 56 from Calabarzon (Region 4-A); 17 from Region 4-B (Mimaropa); six from Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao; 73 from the Cordillera Administrative Region; 16 from Caraga; and 126 from the National Capital Region (NCR).

Of those who tested positive, 11 are returning overseas Filipinos, DOH said, adding that for the 16 additional BA.4 cases, one is from the Bicol Region; one from Central Visayas; 12 from Soccsksargen; and two from the NCR.

The reported cases were based on the latest genome sequencing results from September 16 to 19.