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Philippines detects 95 more Omicron BA.5 cases

Ninety-five more cases of Omicron subvariant BA.5 have been detected in the Philippines, the Department of Health said on Friday.

At the press briefing, DOH Officer-in-Charge Maria Rosario Vergeire reported 67 BA.5 cases came from Region 11, 25 from Region 12, and one each from Region 10, Caraga, and the National Capital Region (NCR).

Vergeire said 52 of the cases were fully vaccinated, while three patients have not been vaccinated. She said the vaccination status of the remaining individuals were still being verified.

The DOH OIC said the exposure of the individuals, travel histories, and health status were still being verified. —NB, GMA News