Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Philippines
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Philippines
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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What is COVID-19?
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease which has now spread to the United States.
It is mild for most people, but can cause severe illness and result in death for some. Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes, have the greatest risk of becoming severely ill.
There is no vaccine and no medications approved to treat COVID-19 at this time.
How does it spread?
COVID-19 spreads from person to person, mainly through coughs and sneezes of infected people or between people who are in close contact.
If you suspect you are infected with COVID-19, call ahead before visiting a medical facility so they can prepare. Do not go to an emergency room with mild symptoms.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- shortness of breath
Coronavirus in Philippines News:
- May 31, 2020Petron cuts LPG prices
PETRON Corp. will lower the cost of its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) products beginning this June. On Sunday, Petron said it will cut the prices of LPG products by 30 centavos per liter effective Jun …
- May 31, 2020‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters US
MINNEAPOLIS: Americans awoke Sunday to charred and glass-strewn streets in dozens of cities after another night of unrest fueled by rage over the mistreatment of African Americans at the hands of poli …
- May 31, 2020SpaceX’s astronaut-riding Dragon approaches space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: SpaceX’s astronaut-riding Dragon capsule approached the International Space Station on Sunday, just hours after a historic liftoff from Florida. In this photo provided by NASA …
- May 31, 2020Pope: Pull together, avoid pessimism in this coronavirus era
VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis is cautioning against pessimism as many people emerge from coronavirus lockdowns to lament that nothing will ever be the same. Pope Francis delivers his blessing from his st …
- May 31, 2020Pandacan village placed on lockdown
Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso placed Barangay 847 in Pandacan district under 48-hour enhanced community quarantine to stem the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the area …
- May 31, 2020Diaz, Ramirez thankful despite PSC allowance cut
RIO Olympics weightlifting silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz said on Saturday that she remained thankful to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) despite the 50-percent reduction of allowances for athlete …
- May 30, 2020Proud promoter of Pinoy produce
Entering the food business was a solution for the young entrepreneur to ease the burden of his parents having to send him to medical school. Along the way, he created a platform to showcase local prod …
- May 30, 2020Barbers return to tame the mane
Citizens who have endured uneven haircuts, razor burns and long gray roots for the last two months under strict quarantine measures can finally hope to bid the shabby man — or woman — in the mirror go …
- May 30, 2020Private schools, forgotten partners in PH education
With June — the traditional month for the opening of classes — just a day away, education has risen to the top of national discourse. Since March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has dominated the publi …
- May 30, 2020PEZA approves 26 projects worth P13B
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has approved 26 projects worth P13.1 billion that are expected to employ 19,894 Filipinos. In a statement on Friday, the agency said its board approved th …
Coronavirus in Philippines Timeline:
The Philippines was one of the first countries outside of China to suffer an outbreak. The first confirmed case was reported on January 30. Surprisingly, a 5-year-old boy was also one of the first confirmed cases.
After a month of reporting no new cases, on March 6, the DOH announced two cases consisting of two Filipinos, and thus began the second wave of infections.
Cases involving foreigners emerged in early March 2020, and despite several measures which included travel bans, the disease started to spread in the country.
President Duterte declared “Code Red Sub-Level 2” on March 12, issuing a partial lockdown on Metro Manila, where most cases were reported. The entire of Luzon was placed under an “enhanced community quarantine” — or a total lockdown. Less than a week later, on March 17, Duterte declared the Philippines under a state of calamity for a tentative period of six months.
The Philippines has opened new facilities to conduct confirmatory testing: the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City, Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center in Benguet, and San Lazaro Hospital in Manila began conducting tests.
In April 7, President Duterte extended the Luzon enhanced community quarantine until April 30. As of April 17, the Philippines is successful in flattening the curve, reducing the viral disease’ reproduction number to 0.65 from 1.5, which means that the average number of people a person can infect decreased from more than one to less than one.
The government has announced a PHP 27.1 billion fiscal package (about 0.15 percent of 2019 GDP), which comprises the following measures: additional purchase of COVID 19 testing kits and health equipment; social protection for vulnerable workers; and support to the tourism and agriculture sectors.