DOH: Latest COVID-19 Tally as of April 28, 2021 (Philippines)

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines has released the latest COVID-19 tally of active cases, deaths and recoveries on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

As announced, there were 6,895 active cases ballooning the total numbers of infected to 1,020,495. Complete details are presented in the table below.

Covid-19 Tally in the Philippines

According to DOH, 94.9% of the total Covid-19 Cases or nearly 970,000 individuals are Mild cases. On the other hand, only 1.6% or almost 16,300 individuals are Asymptomatic cases. Only 1.1% of the total cases or almost 11,200 individuals are in the Critical Case while about 1.4% of the total case or nearly 14,300 individuals are severe cases. About 0.96% or almost 9,800 cases are categorized as Moderate case.

Here is the nationwide tally of COVID-19 cases as of April 28, 2021

ClassificationNo. of Cases
New Cases6,895
Total Active Cases67,769
Total Recoveries935,695
Total Deaths17,031
Total Covid-19 Cases1,020,495

Source: Department of Health COVID-19 Tracker

Covid-19 Tally (Region-wise)

NCR, one of the most number of Covid-19 cases with a total of 450,892, making the first place in most Covid cases in the country. Following in the lead is the Region IV-A (CALABARZON) with a total number of 178,363.

Here is the complete tally of total cases (Region) as of April 28, 2021

Top RegionsTotal No. of Cases
National Capital Region(NCR)450,892
Region 4A (CALABARZON)178,363
Region 3 (Central Luzon)83,098
Region 7 (Central Visayas)8,529
Region 6 (Western Visayas)37,653
Top Cities/ProvincesTotal No. of Cases
Quezon City89,550
City of Manila59,500

Travel Advisories

Amid pandemic, both local and international and local travels are of strict guidelines to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

According the the Department of Foreign Affairs,

  • All arriving Filipino passengers, including their spouse and children (Filipino or foreign), shall be allowed entry subject to quarantine procedures.
  • Foreign crew members as well as foreign government and International Organization officials accredited to the Philippines shall be allowed entry.
  • Land, air, and sea travel of uniformed personnel for official business, especially those transporting medical supplies, laboratory specimens, related to COVID-19, and other humanitarian assistance, shall be allowed.

Status of Lockdown

Update as of April 28, 2021: The MECQ classification has been extended up to May 14, 2021 in the NCR bubble plus. These includes the following places:

  • Metro Manila
  • Rizal
  • Cavite
  • Bulacan
  • Laguna

Quirino and Abra Provinces will also be under MECQ starting May 1-31, 2021.

Meanwhile, the following areas will be under GCQ starting May 1, 2021.

  • Apayao
  • Baguio City
  • Benguet
  • Ifugao
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Cagayan
  • Isabela
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Batangas
  • Quezon
  • Tacloban
  • Iligan City
  • Davao City
  • Lanao del Sur

Following the sudden surge of cases in the so-called NCR bubble plus, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has announced the implementation of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) which started on April 12, 2021.

“This new community quarantine classification is subject to the appeals of the local government units,” Secretary Harry Roque said on Wednesday.

Will the MECQ be extended on May 2021?

Yes, the MECQ has been extended up to May 14, 2021 following the recommendation of the experts to the administration in order to decongest the hospitals from the overwhelming COVID-19 cases. The extension has been announced by Secretary Harry Roque, the Presidential spokesperson on April 28, 2021.

What’s not allowed in MECQ

Following the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), the following establishments, persons or activities are not allowed to operate, work or undertaken.

  • Entertainment Venues: karaoke bars, bars, clubs, concert halls, theaters, and cinemas
  • Recreational Venues: internet cafes, billiard halls, amusement arcades and similar venues
  • Amusement Parks
  • Outdoor sports venues
  • Indoor sports venues including fitness gyms, spas, swimming pools and similar locations
  • Casinos, horse racing, lottery including PCSO draws
  • Indoor attractions including libraries, museums or similar
  • Outdoor tourist destinations
  • Meetings, conferences, exhibitions
  • Indoor dine-in services

Basic Covid-19 Health Protocols

The following basic COVID-19 health guidelines should always be observed at all times to prevent the spread of the infection:

  • Wearing of face mask and face shield
  • Social distancing
  • Avoid crowded areas
  • Regular washing of hands with soap and water
  • Use of sanitizers and alcohol

Contact DOH

Should you have concerns related to COVID-19, you may also reach the Department of Health at the following contact details:

Telephone Number: (02) 894-COVID/ 1555
Facebook: @OfficialDOHgov
Twitter: @DOHgovph


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