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Inihayag ni OCTA Research Team expert Dr. Guido David naposibleng mahigit na sa 2,000 ang kaso ng COVID-19 Delta variant sa bansa.

Ayon kay David, ibinase nila ang kanilangprojection sa kasalukuyang kakayahan ng genome sequencing sa bansa, kung saan ay 100 sample kada araw lang sa 8,000 CO­VID-19 case ang nabibilang.

Nangangahulugan umano ito na mas mababa sa 2% ng total number ng virus infection sa bansa.

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“So what we are rea­lly showing is the percentage of Delta variants in the samples but if this percentage was applied in the entire number of cases this is what we would see,” paliwanag niDavid sa isang online forum na isinagawa ng Federation Of Filipino Chinese Chambers Of Commerce & Industry, Inc. As of the latest data, we see 26% of cases sampled were the Delta variant and if that were the case that could be as much as 2,000 cases of Delta variant in the whole Philippines,” ani David.

“This is just a projection based on the sampling. There is a fairly wide range of sampling error here but this is what is possible. The relevance here is that Delta variant has strong replacement factor, meaning it tends to replace other variants because it is more infectious, 50% more infectious compared to the previous variants,” dagdag pa OCTA Research Team expert.

Sa kasalukuyan ay nakapagtala na sa bansa ng 1,856 Alpha case, 2,146 Beta case at 216 Delta case. (Dolly B. Cabreza)

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