COVID-19 virus SARS-CoV-2

Epidemiological Profile of the Philippines

The evolution of COVID-19 epidemiology throughout the pandemic between March 1, 2020 and September 12, 2021 in the Philippines. The data is expressed as the raw weekly number of reported positive cases.

The large Philippine population (109,6 million) and slow progress of the epidemic throughout the island archipelago, yet slowed down substantially by the implementation of non-pharmaceutical intervention measures by the Philippine authorities will result in much prolonged time for acquisition of the nation's herd immunity and epidemic suppression. During the third peak of the epidemic in April/May 2021 only 8% of Filipinos were exposed to the virus and began mounting their immune response to it. On September 12, 2021 it was only 21% of the Philippine population which was becoming immune.

Data: WHO weekly reported SARS-CoV-2 virus positive cases.