DOH: Latest COVID-19 Tally as of May 01, 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 Saturday, May 1, 2021.

As announced, there were 9,226 new recorded cases of Covid-19 giving the total number of Cases of 1,046,653 in the Country. Complete details are presented in the table below.

Covid-19 Tally in the Philippines

According to DOH, 94.9% of the total Active Covid-19 Cases or 68,500 plus individuals are Mild cases. On the other hand, only 1.7% of the Total Active Cases or almost 1,200 individuals are Asymptomatic. Only 1.1% of the total Active Cases or almost 790 individuals are in the Critical Case while about 1.4% of the Total Active Case or 1,000 plus individuals have Severe cases. About 0.90% or almost 650 cases are categorized as Moderate case.

Here is the nationwide tally of COVID-19 cases as of May 1, 2021.

ClassificationNo. of Cases
New Cases9,226
Total Active Cases72,248
Total Recoveries957,051
Total Deaths17,354
Total Covid-19 Cases1,046,653

Source: Department of Health COVID-19 Case bulletin

Covid-19 Tally (Region-wise)

NCR, one of the most number of Covid-19 cases with a total of 460,613, 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 183,423.

Here is the complete tally of total cases (Region) as of May 01, 2021.

Top RegionsTotal No. of Cases
National Capital Region(NCR)460,613
Region 4A (CALABARZON)183,423
Region 3 (Central Luzon)86,692
Region 7 (Central Visayas)59,409
Region 6 (Western Visayas)38,759
Top Cities/ProvincesTotal No. of Cases
Quezon City91,342
City of Manila60,427

Source: Department of Health COVID-19 Tracker

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 May 01, 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 for NCR bubble plus 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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