COVID-19 recoveries at 993,042, could breach 1 million by Thursday

Around 9k daily recoveries reported since May 1; active cases drop to 5.8 percent

Covid-19 update in the Philippines as of Wednesday, May 5, 2021. (Courtesy DOH)


(Eagle News) – Total COVID-19 recoveries reached 993,042 on Wednesday, May 5, and could go beyond 1 million by Thursday, May 6, if the trend continues of around 9,000 new recoveries daily since the start of the month.

The percentage of active cases on Wednesday also went down to 5.8 percent, while COVID-19 recoveries continued to surge.

New cases recorded were 5,685, roughly the same as Tuesday’s count of 5,683. Total active cases reached 62,713. Of these active cases, 96.2 percent are mild or asymptomatic.

But new recoveries for the day reached 8,961 bringing the percentage of recoveries to 92.5 percent, the highest since Feb, 28, when recoveries where at 92.7 percent.

On May 1, COVID-19 recoveries for the day were reported at 10,809; on May 2, it was 9,072; on May 3, 9,214; and on May 4, Tuesday, new recoveries were reported at 9,028.

(File photo) Policemen keep watch at a checkpoint along a road in Quezon City in suburban Manila on March 23, 2021, after authorities implemented stricter social distancing protocols due to an increase of new Covid-19 infections on residents in metro Manila. (Photo by Jam STA ROSA / AFP)

-Increase in COVID-19 fatalities reported-

There were however more COVID-19 deaths reported on Wednesday, May 5, at 178, compared to Tuesday’s 97 (May 4) and Monday’s 94 (May 3).

The deaths reported today, May 5, were in fact the highest this month. On May 1, COVID-19 deaths were 120. In April, the last time that there was a death toll higher than this was on April 12, when reported deaths reached 204. The percentage of COVID-19 deaths compared to total cases on Wednesday was 1.66 percent.

The Department of Health said that total deaths reached 17,800 as of Wednesday.

Total COVID-19 cases so far, including recoveries, reached 1,073,555.

The continuing decline in new cases came about after two weeks of Enhanced Community Quarantine and almost three weeks of Modified ECQ (MECQ) in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal – the so called NCR plus areas where COVID-19 cases had the highest concentration.


(Eagle News Service)