PH logs 21,819 new COVID-19 cases, 29 more Omicron cases detected

By Regina Elaine Vendivil

The Department of Health (DOH) has reported 21,819 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Additionally, a positivity rate of 40% was recorded out of the 70,049 tests that were conducted. This brings the country’s total number of positive cases to 77,369.

Furthermore, the Philippines has detected 29 more positive cases of the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant on Thursday.

In a statement released by the DOH, the confirmed cases are composed of 19 local cases with indicated addresses in the National Capital Region (NCR) and 10 Returning Overseas Filipinos. This brings the nationwide Omicron variant tally to 43. 

“The DOH is verifying the test results and health status of all passengers of these flights to determine if there are other confirmed cases or passengers who became symptomatic after arrival,” DOH stated in a press release.

The DOH added that of the 19 local cases, 14 cases are still active, three cases have already been tagged as recovered, and two cases are still being verified. 

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