DOH: Latest COVID-19 Tally as of May 9, 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 Sunday, May 9, 2021.

As announced by the DOH, there were 7,174 new recorded cases of Covid-19 giving the total number of cases of 1,101,990. Complete details are presented in the table below.

Covid-19 Tally in the Philippines

According to DOH, 93.8% of the total Active Covid-19 Cases or about 59,636 plus individuals are mild cases. On the other hand, only 2.1% of the total active cases or almost 1,287 individuals are asymptomatic. Only 1.3% of the total active cases or almost 797 individuals are in the critical case while about 1.7% of the total active case or almost 1,042 individuals have severe cases. About 1.07% or almost 656 cases are categorized as moderate case.

Here is the nationwide tally of COVID-19 cases as of May 9, 2021.

ClassificationNo. of Cases
New Cases7,174
Recoveries9,197
Deaths204
Total Active Cases61,294
Total Recoveries1,022,224
Total Deaths18,472
Total Covid-19 Cases1,101,990

Source: Department of Health COVID-19 Case bulletin

Covid-19 Tally (Region-wise)

NCR is the Top with most number of Covid-19 cases in the Region with a total of 477,645 case. Following in the lead is the Region IV-A (CALABARZON) with a total number of 194,902.

Here is the complete tally of total cases (Region) as of May 9, 2021.

Top RegionsTotal No. of Cases
National Capital Region(NCR)477,645
Region 4A (CALABARZON)194,902
Region 3 (Central Luzon)93,251
Region 7 (Central Visayas)60,678
Region 6 (Western Visayas)41,426

QUEZON City is the Top with most number of Covid-19 cases in the Cities with a total of 95,371 cases. Following in the lead is City of Manila with a total number of 62,159.

Here is the complete tally of total cases (Cities) as of May 9, 2021.

Top Cities/ProvincesTotal No. of Cases
Quezon City95,371
City of Manila62,159
Cavite59,264
Rizal48,415
Laguna44,893

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 9, 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

Zamboanga City shall be placed under MECQ staring May 7-14, 2021

Quirino, Abra and Ifugao Provinces shall be placed under MECQ starting May 1-31, 2021.

Tacloban City shall be placed under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) until May 31, 2021.

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

  • Apayao
  • Baguio City
  • Benguet
  • 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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