As the country lifts some of its restrictions in certain areas, other areas still see a rise in their number of infections. Globally, the Philippines is responsible for 0.26% of cases and 0.26% of deaths from COVID-19.
DOH Monitors New Confirmed Cases, Recoveries, Deaths
The data that is announced every day by the Department of Health is not real-time data. This data is the date of the public announcement. There is no known standard when it comes to the time of reporting. It depends on the capacity of the country. The three parameters that are being monitored are new confirmed cases, new recoveries, and new deaths.
For the Department of Health, 50% of recoveries are reported after 8 days or more while 45% of deaths are reported after 8 days or more as well. This is due to a lot of circumstances, one of which is the number of cases being monitored daily.
When it comes to testing, the ideal time frame is to have the results released is within 48 hours. If it can be earlier, much better. However, tests that are done in government facilities normally take 3 – 14 days before the results are out. This could be due to the overwhelming number of tests being conducted compared to private hospitals where there are fewer tests being done.
The announced new cases, recoveries, and deaths are the tallies of reported cases of the day.
The Philippines Has the Poorest Recovery Rate in the ASEAN Region
As of the 16th of May, the fatality rate is up at 6.64 percent (vs 6.65 percent global average vs. 2.34 percent ASEAN average) and the recovery rate is slightly up at 20.82 percent (vs. 38.1 percent world average vs. 37 percent ASEAN average) for the day. The case fatality rate of the Philippines closes in on the world average fatality rate.