JUST IN: DOH Issues COVID-19 Update in PH Today (May 21)

DOH Update on COVID-19 Cases in the Philippines Amid Pandemic

DOH – The Department of Health issued an update about the COVID-19 cases, deaths, and recoveries in the Philippines today, May 21.

The Philippines is still on a fight against COVID-19 spread now. Every day, the total cases is still increasing and there are still patients dying of the said disease. Meanwhile, more and more people are recovering from it.

To curb the spread of the infection, community quarantines are implemented in the different areas in the country until now. Metro Manila, Laguna province, and Cebu City are under a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).

The rest of the country are under a General Community Quarantine (GCQ). Meanwhile, going outdoors must still be reserved for essential purposes only and social distancing and the wearing of face masks must be practiced.


According to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, there are countries that are already close to finding a vaccine against coronavirus. He expressed in his latest COVID-19 briefing that he is now looking for money to purchase it once it became available.

This disease can infect not only the senior citizens and those with existing medical conditions. Several cases proved that children even babies, teenagers, and adults with no existing health conditions can contract it.

Daily, the Department of Health is issuing an update on the new COVID-19 cases, deaths, and recoveries in the Philippines. For today, May 21, DOH recorded 213 new coronavirus cases in the country bringing the total to 13,434.

Four (4) new deaths due to COVID-19 were recorded bringing the total to 846. According to the health department, 68 patients have recently recovered from the disease bringing the total recoveries to 3,000.

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