The Philippines is now number one in the list of ASEAN countries with the most recorded novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, overtaking Malaysia.
On Monday, April 13, the Department of Health announced 284 new cases, bringing the national total to 4,932.
The Philippines also joins Indonesia as the countries with the highest death-to-recovery ratio compared to other Southeast Asian nations where the total number of reported recoveries are much higher than the death toll. As of writing, the Philippines has 242 recoveries and 315 mortalities.
SNAPSHOT: It’s official! ASEAN is set to surpass 20,000 Total Cases within the next few hours. In a sign of further troubles for the Southeast Asian region, New Cases crossed the 1,000 mark for the second-day running.#COVID19 #CoronaVirusOutbreak #CoronaVirus pic.twitter.com/4bPUGBBFv3
— The ASEAN Post (@theaseanpost) April 13, 2020
Here’s the breakdown by region:
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