COVID-19 Cases in the Philippines Exceed 10,000

As of May 4, about 0.1% of the population has been tested.

PHOTO BY Jerome Ascano

As of 4 p.m. today, May 6, the Philippines exceeded 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases after 320 new cases were reported in one day by the Department of Health. The total count of cases in the country is now at 10,004 including 1,506 recoveries and 658 deaths. Of the 10,004 confirmed cases, 1,819 cases were healthcare workers.


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That means the Philippines' recovery rate is now at 15.05%, with a fatality rate of 6.58%. While the national recovery rate is lower than the global average, which is at 32.7%, the Philippines' fatality rate is also lower than the global average, which is at 7%. As of today, the recovery-to-death ratio is at around 7:3. Note however that as of May 4, only 119,774 unique individuals have been tested according to the DOH—roughly 0.1% of our entire population, which consists of about 106.7 million people.


COVID-19 has infected over 3.6 million people around the world as of May 6, with over 250,000 deaths. The U.S. leads with the most cases, currently reported to be at over 1.2 million.

Main image by Jerome Ascano.

. Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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