WHO COVID-19 Philippines Situation Report #29, 8 May 2020
- World Health Organization's COVID-19 Situation Report for the Philippines dated 8 May 2020
- Out of the total 10,463 confirmed cases reported in the Philippines until today, 54% are male, with the most affected age group 30-39 years (21.3%) followed by 20-29 (16.9%)
- 64.9% of cases reported from National Capital Region (NCR), followed by Central Visayas (13.5%), CALABARZON (12.1%), and Central Luzon (3.8%).
- Out of the 696 confirmed deaths, 65% are male, with the most affected age group over 70 years (36.6%) followed by 60-69 years (32.6%)
- 71.8% of deaths reported from NCR, followed by CALABARZON (12.3%) and Central Luzon (4.1%)
- The current transmission classification in the Philip- pines is identified as clusters of cases with evidence of community transmission in highly urbanised areas of NCR, Cebu and Davao
- 61% of newly reported cases from Cebu city
- According to the Department of Health (DOH) among all confirmed cases, 86.7% are mild
- In spite of continued enhanced community quarantine in most affected regions in the country, several barangays are reporting a large increase in cases, resulting in local authorities to issue total lockdowns in Barangay Mauway in Mandaluyong (NCR) and Sitio Alaska in Barangay Mambaling in Cebu city
- Over 7,000 COVID-19 tests per day conducted by 23 accredited laboratories throughout the country using PCR test. No rapid antibody test kit has as yet been validated by WHO or DOH.
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