THE Department of Health (DoH) reported on Tuesday that samples, which tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), came from different variants, most "common" of which was from South Africa.

According to the latest round of genome sequencing among 744 samples, 380 were infected with the B.1.351 or the South African variant; 289, the B.1.1.7 or the UK variant; and nine P.3 or the so-called Philippine variant.

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