The Philippines Now Has the Third Highest Number of Active COVID-19 Cases in All of Asia

After topping the list of the most number of active COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia, the Philippines now has the third highest number of active cases in all of Asia as of July 24.

Active Cases

With 76,444 cases reported, 65.48 percent or 50,063 cases remain active. This is the highest number of active cases in the Southeast Asian region. Indonesia follows the Philippines with 36,808 active cases despite having a total of 95,418 positive cases, which is the highest total count in Southeast Asia.

India has the most active cases in the entire Asian continent: 441,889 people remain infected out of a whopping total count of 1,290,283 positive cases. Bangladesh follows with 94,846 active cases out of 218,658 total cases.

Globally, the Philippines comes in at 13th place when it comes to the most number of active cases after Pakistan and behind Egypt.


Total Cases

As for total cases, India has the most in Asia, followed by Iran, and Pakistan. The Philippines comes in 12th in the region as a result of its comparatively low recovery rate.

On an international scale, the Philippines ranks 30th out of 215 countries with the most number of total COVID-19 cases after Oman and behind Ecuador. The country with the most cases is the U.S.A., followed by Brazil and India, which are the only three countries with cases that have breached one million.

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