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The Philippines Has the Highest Percentage of Active Coronavirus Cases in Southeast Asia

And the second highest death rate in the region.
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According to The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippines currently has the highest percentage of active coronavirus cases among the region’s 10 member nations.

The data presented by ASEAN takes a comparative look at each country’s COVID-19 situation, and the results are relative to each country’s infected population.

As of June 30, ASEAN accounts for 150,571 coronavirus cases in the world. Over 56 percent of Southeast Asian patients have recovered from the virus, while around 40 percent continue to battle the ongoing cases. The mortality rate in Southeast Asia is at around 2.89 percent, which is just half of the global date rate of 4.6 percent.

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Indonesia now leads with the most number of cases in Southeast Asia, making up 37.45 percent of cases with 57,770 cases, followed by Singapore’s 29.16 percent with 44,122 cases. The Philippines takes third place, accounting for 24.9 percent, almost a quarter of all coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia. The current COVID-19 count in the Philippines is 38,511.

Despite have the third highest number of cases in the region, the Philippines leads in the highest percentage of active cases. Only 27.28 percent of coronavirus patients have recovered in the country, while 69.35 percent still battle the disease. In comparison, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, and Laos currently have zero or less than two percent active cases.

Meanwhile, the Philippines’ mortality rate is the second highest in the region at 3.37 percent, which is just behind Indonesia’s death rate, which is at five percent. Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos lead in the lowest death rate, with Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos reporting zero deaths.

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Anri Ichimura
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