Philippines confirms community transmission of omicron

Philippines confirms community transmission of omicron

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Bahrain
  • Date: 15-Jan-2022
  • Source: Gulf Insider
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Country: Bahrain
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Philippines confirms community transmission of omicron

The Philippine health ministry confirmed the local spread of the omicron coronavirus variant around Manila on Saturday, as infections hit a record high for a third straight day.

The region is an urban sprawl of 16 cities home to more than 13 million people.

The community transmission of the omicron variant is characterized by a steep rise in cases, Vergeire said, adding that infections may peak from the end of this month to mid-February.

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