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COVID-19 Philippines

Tracking SARS-CoV-2 cases in the Philippines

Reporting Latency

This report describes how long it takes for DOH to announce a death or recovery.

Only datapoints with published actual dates of recovery/death were included.
Source: Data from DOH, as of Dec 1

Disclaimer on Recoveries

The Department of Health has publicly announced 398,782 recoveries. Of which, 7,063 were tagged with their actual dates of recovery.

Exclusions

Out of the 7,063,

  • 649 recovered before they were announced positive to SARS-CoV-2, and
  • 9 were tagged recovered before their actual date of recovery.

For the purpose of this analysis, these datapoints will not be used. The reports on the latency in reporting of recoveries will only use the remaining 6,405 datapoints.

Disclaimer on Deaths

The Department of Health has publicly announced 8,418 deaths. Of which, 1,403 were tagged with their actual dates of death.

Cases of Posthumous Confirmation

Out of the 1,403, 938 died before they were announced positive to SARS-CoV-2. For the purpose of this analysis, these datapoints will not be used. The reports on the latency in reporting of deaths will only use the remaining 465 datapoints.

Latency in Reporting of Recoveries


On average, it takes 20.10 days before a recovery is announced publicly.

Latency in Reporting of Deaths


On average, it takes 11.57 days before a death is announced publicly.

Latency in reporting of deaths, by week of death

Week of Death Cases Days elapsed before death was reported
<1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+
Mar 9 to Mar 15 7 57% 43% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Mar 16 to Mar 22 12 33% 33% 0% 17% 0% 0% 0% 0% 8% 0% 8%
Mar 23 to Mar 29 41 15% 10% 12% 10% 10% 2% 0% 0% 0% 2% 39%
Mar 30 to Apr 5 79 6% 4% 5% 9% 0% 0% 3% 4% 1% 5% 63%
Apr 6 to Apr 12 70 4% 4% 0% 6% 11% 3% 6% 1% 3% 10% 51%
Apr 13 to Apr 19 43 9% 5% 7% 2% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 2% 72%
Apr 20 to Apr 26 44 5% 18% 5% 7% 9% 0% 0% 5% 0% 2% 50%
Apr 27 to May 3 22 5% 0% 0% 5% 9% 5% 0% 5% 5% 14% 55%
May 4 to May 10 20 10% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 10% 0% 0% 0% 75%
May 11 to May 17 23 9% 0% 9% 4% 4% 0% 4% 0% 0% 0% 70%
May 18 to May 24 11 0% 9% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0% 9% 0% 0% 73%
May 25 to May 31 14 29% 0% 7% 7% 0% 0% 0% 21% 0% 0% 36%
Jun 1 to Jun 7 13 8% 0% 8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 8% 0% 77%
Jun 8 to Jun 14 22 5% 0% 0% 5% 14% 0% 23% 14% 5% 0% 36%
Jun 15 to Jun 21 8 25% 0% 0% 0% 0% 25% 13% 0% 13% 0% 25%
Jun 22 to Jun 28 5 40% 0% 20% 0% 0% 0% 20% 0% 0% 0% 20%
Jun 29 to Jul 5 6 67% 0% 0% 0% 17% 0% 0% 0% 17% 0% 0%
Jul 6 to Jul 12 3 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Jul 13 to Jul 19 2 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Jul 27 to Aug 2 2 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Aug 3 to Aug 9 8 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Aug 10 to Aug 16 1 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Aug 17 to Aug 23 3 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Aug 24 to Aug 30 1 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Sep 14 to Sep 20 1 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Oct 19 to Oct 25 1 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Oct 26 to Nov 1 1 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Nov 2 to Nov 8 2 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Latency in reporting of deaths, by week reported

Week Reported Cases Days elapsed before death was reported
<1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+
Mar 9 to Mar 15 8 63% 38% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Mar 16 to Mar 22 9 56% 33% 0% 11% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Mar 23 to Mar 29 17 35% 24% 18% 12% 6% 0% 0% 0% 6% 0% 0%
Mar 30 to Apr 5 27 26% 11% 19% 22% 11% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 7%
Apr 6 to Apr 12 45 11% 9% 2% 13% 9% 0% 7% 7% 2% 7% 33%
Apr 13 to Apr 19 45 11% 2% 4% 4% 9% 4% 7% 2% 4% 20% 31%
Apr 20 to Apr 26 29 3% 28% 10% 14% 3% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 38%
Apr 27 to May 3 38 5% 3% 0% 0% 11% 3% 0% 5% 0% 5% 68%
May 4 to May 10 33 3% 3% 0% 3% 3% 0% 0% 3% 0% 6% 79%
May 11 to May 17 33 21% 0% 3% 3% 0% 0% 6% 0% 3% 3% 61%
May 18 to May 24 20 15% 5% 5% 5% 5% 0% 5% 0% 0% 0% 60%
May 25 to May 31 31 13% 0% 3% 3% 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 77%
Jun 1 to Jun 7 8 0% 0% 13% 0% 0% 0% 0% 38% 0% 0% 50%
Jun 8 to Jun 14 28 7% 0% 0% 0% 4% 0% 4% 0% 4% 0% 82%
Jun 15 to Jun 21 50 18% 0% 0% 2% 4% 2% 8% 6% 2% 0% 58%
Jun 22 to Jun 28 16 19% 0% 0% 0% 0% 6% 6% 0% 6% 0% 63%
Jun 29 to Jul 5 18 22% 0% 6% 0% 6% 0% 6% 0% 0% 0% 61%
Jul 6 to Jul 12 10 30% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 10% 0% 60%

Latency in reporting of recoveries, by week of recovery

Week Recovered Cases Days elapsed before recovery was reported
<1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+
Mar 9 to Mar 15 4 0% 25% 0% 50% 0% 0% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Mar 16 to Mar 22 22 5% 14% 9% 5% 9% 5% 0% 0% 5% 0% 50%
Mar 23 to Mar 29 60 0% 12% 5% 2% 2% 0% 3% 0% 2% 2% 73%
Mar 30 to Apr 5 230 0% 0% 2% 2% 3% 2% 2% 1% 3% 4% 81%
Apr 6 to Apr 12 356 0% 4% 4% 2% 3% 5% 6% 5% 4% 4% 61%
Apr 13 to Apr 19 415 3% 6% 4% 2% 4% 2% 1% 3% 2% 1% 71%
Apr 20 to Apr 26 396 1% 5% 2% 2% 3% 2% 4% 2% 2% 1% 76%
Apr 27 to May 3 504 0% 5% 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 2% 2% 2% 77%
May 4 to May 10 489 2% 6% 3% 3% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 4% 64%
May 11 to May 17 550 2% 6% 4% 2% 4% 2% 3% 1% 1% 1% 75%
May 18 to May 24 450 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 4% 5% 3% 2% 75%
May 25 to May 31 844 24% 4% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% 63%
Jun 1 to Jun 7 903 10% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 78%
Jun 8 to Jun 14 370 1% 3% 7% 3% 3% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 74%
Jun 15 to Jun 21 256 1% 1% 2% 3% 3% 4% 5% 4% 5% 4% 70%
Jun 22 to Jun 28 398 2% 3% 3% 6% 8% 9% 5% 4% 4% 8% 50%
Jun 29 to Jul 5 152 15% 5% 11% 18% 13% 5% 7% 20% 2% 4% 1%
Jul 6 to Jul 12 6 17% 33% 0% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Latency of reporting of recoveries, by week reported

Week Reported Cases Days elapsed before recovery was reported
<1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+
Mar 16 to Mar 22 12 8% 25% 17% 25% 8% 8% 8% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Mar 23 to Mar 29 15 0% 53% 13% 0% 7% 0% 13% 0% 7% 0% 7%
Mar 30 to Apr 5 15 7% 7% 20% 20% 13% 13% 0% 0% 0% 7% 13%
Apr 6 to Apr 12 92 1% 11% 9% 8% 11% 11% 8% 2% 8% 3% 29%
Apr 13 to Apr 19 281 4% 10% 8% 3% 4% 6% 7% 6% 6% 7% 38%
Apr 20 to Apr 26 199 2% 9% 4% 6% 7% 3% 4% 7% 5% 2% 53%
Apr 27 to May 3 212 1% 14% 5% 2% 5% 6% 8% 4% 4% 2% 48%
May 4 to May 10 315 3% 10% 3% 5% 4% 3% 4% 3% 3% 4% 59%
May 11 to May 17 434 2% 8% 6% 4% 6% 5% 5% 3% 3% 4% 53%
May 18 to May 24 265 3% 1% 1% 1% 5% 2% 5% 1% 3% 3% 75%
May 25 to May 31 533 38% 6% 1% 2% 2% 2% 3% 5% 2% 2% 37%
Jun 1 to Jun 7 390 24% 3% 2% 2% 3% 2% 2% 7% 2% 2% 51%
Jun 8 to Jun 14 629 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 2% 2% 84%
Jun 15 to Jun 21 722 0% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 89%
Jun 22 to Jun 28 828 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 89%
Jun 29 to Jul 5 1,033 2% 1% 2% 4% 3% 3% 2% 2% 1% 3% 77%
Jul 6 to Jul 12 430 0% 0% 0% 3% 3% 1% 2% 7% 2% 2% 78%

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Sources

JHU Coronavirus Resource Center for Global Data
DOH nCoV Tracker for PH Data
2015 Census - Philippines

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