Duterte on Philippines’ COVID-19 figures: Not so bad | Inquirer News

Duterte on Philippines’ COVID-19 figures: Not so bad

/ 10:33 PM May 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — “All in all, para sa akin hindi naman masama ito (for me, it’s not so bad).”

President Rodrigo Duterte said this Thursday night after he reported to the public the latest coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) figures of the Philippines.


On Thursday afternoon, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 539 new cases—the new highest single-day increase in coronavirus infection since March 31’s 538.


Prior to this, the DOH also recorded a total of 1,014 confirmed cases from Monday to Wednesday. However, the Health department attributed the sudden surge in new cases in its increased capacity to validate more cases.

Overall, there are now 15,588 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, including 3,598 recoveries and 921 deaths.

“Ang patay po (The death toll) is 921. So you would see that the Philippines has…ratio and proportion vis-a-vis with the population, we have a low rate of mortality here in this country,” Duterte said.

Based on the latest data from the DOH, the Philippines has a mortality rate of 5.91 percent, lower than the global average of 6.23 percent.

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Malacañang, NcoV, Outbreak, Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.