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The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) reported an additional 55 Delta (B.1.617.2) variant cases Monday, bringing the total to 119.

Of the 55 new Delta variant cases, 37 are local cases, 17 are Returning Overseas Filipino (ROFs), and one case is currently being verified if this is a local or ROF case. Of the 37 local cases, 14 were from CALABARZON, eight from Northern Mindanao, six had an indicated address in the National Capital Region, six from Central Luzon, two from Davao Region, and one from the Ilocos Region. One case has died while 54 cases have recovered.

In addition to the new Delta variants identified, DOH reports 94 Alpha (B.1.1.7) variant cases, 179 Beta (B.1.351) variant cases, and 9 P.3 variant cases in the latest batch of whole genome sequencing.

The total COVID-19 cases in the country has reached a total of 1,555,396 infections since the start of the pandemic last year.

The death toll stands at 27,247 or 1.75 percent of the total cases.

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