COVID-19 in the Philippines, May

Philippines // 29 May, 2020

At least 15,588 cases and 921 deaths. The most affected area is the National Capital Region, followed by Calabarzon.

See the Department of Health COVID-19 website and DOH tracker with data on testing and hospital capacity, and the World Health Organization COVID-19 Philippines Situation Reports.

28 May: 539 new cases reported today, the highest daily number so far. Media sources are speculating the actual number of infections may be significantly more as testing is limited in some areas. Restrictions in some areas, including Manila, will be somewhat eased from June 1 with the implementation of "general community quarantine (GCQ)" (President's speech 28 May)

26 May: 14,669 cases and 886 deaths have been reported, the majority of cases have been in the 30-39 year age group, 54% are men and 46% are women. The majority of cases continue to be from NCR, however an increase in cases has been reported from Davao and Zamboanga.

24 May: 258 cases and 5 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. As lockdown measures are lifted more people are returning to work.

16 May: At least 214 cases and 11 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. From today lockdown measures in the capital and other major cities will be eased.

11 May: At least 292 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. About 8,300 cases are still under treatment. Over 137,000 tests have been conducted of which at least 10% results are positive for COVID-19. Officials state that the low positive rate has strengthened their confidence in the overall strategy the country adopted to prevent the spread of the virus.

4 May: The most affected area is the National Capital Region, followed by Calabarzon. In the final week of April, rapid rise occurred in Central Visayas, due to localized outbreaks in Cebu barangays and prisons. There have been fewer than 300 new cases per day in May so far. Over 115,000 tests have been performed so far at 19 locations. Current testing capacity is around 4,500 per day, with a plan to increase that, through a public-private task force, to at least 30,000 per day by the end of May.

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