A total of 17 cases of the more transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 were logged in Zamboanga City. Omicron is already the dominant COVID-19 strain worldwide. Philippine COVID numbers as a whole have been trending downward after reaching alarming highs in January. A continuous rollout of vaccines outside of Metro Manila will ideally keep COVID cases trending downward.
- Zamboanga City Omicron cases have reached 17 even as positive coronavirus cases continue to decrease in the Philippines.
- A city health officer said that the infected were already marked as recovered by the time health officials were informed about the infections.
- Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco wants to decrease the rate of infection further. She hopes the city can revert to the less strict Alert Level 2 classification or lower.