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Philippines Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situation Report 30, 11 May 2020

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  • Out of the total 11,086 confirmed cases reported in the Philippines until today, 54% are male, with the most affected age group 30-39 years (21.1%) followed by 20-29 (17.0%)

  • 64.8% of cases reported from National Capital Region (NCR), followed by Central Visayas (13.9%), CALABARZON (11.7%), and Central Luzon (3.7%)

  • Out of the 726 confirmed deaths, 65% are male, with the most affected age group over 70 years (36.4%) followed by 60-69 years (32.6%)

  • 72.5% of deaths reported from NCR, followed by CALABARZON (12.2%) and Central Luzon (3.9%)

  • The current transmission classification in the Philippines is identified as clusters of cases with evidence of community transmission in highly urbanised areas of NCR, Cebu and Davao

  • According to the Department of Health (DOH) among all confirmed cases, 89% are mild

  • Currently 26 laboratories accredited for COVID-19 testing. Latest additions: the newly opened ADBfunded laboratory at the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital in San Fernando, Pampanga, the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Centre in Tacloban, and De La Salle university in Cavite

  • A 5.3 earthquake on the Richter scale affecting Luzon on 10 May did not cause any damage, while the country is carefully monitoring Tropical Depression Ambo approaching the country from the South East

  • The updated version of the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) Response Plan for COVID-19 was launched, appealing for 96.2 million USD to support 5 million vulnerable people