Philippines ranks 8th in global COVID-19 cases

Philippines ranks 8th in global COVID-19 cases
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines ranked eighth among countries with the most COVID-19 cases in the past 28 days, according to the global tracker of the Johns Hopkins University and Medicine (JHU) based in Maryland.
Based on the JHU Dashboard yesterday, the Philippines was in eighth place with 527,114 COVID-19 cases in the last 29 days and 2,366,749 total cases as of Sept. 19.
The other Asian countries that made it to the top 20 of the COVID-19 table in the past 28 days are Malaysia at seventh with 542,737 cases; Thailand at 10th with 432,620; Japan at 11th with 390,827; Vietnam 13th with 340,316 and Indonesia at 17th with 221,481 cases.

The top six countries are the United States with 4,290,319 cases, followed by India with 1,023,929; United Kingdom with 943,964; Iran with 768,165; Brazil with 673,838 and Turkey with 623,820 cases.

Ninth is Russia with 516,723, France at 12th with 354,853; Mexico 14th with 335,568; Germany at 15th with 274,070; Israel 16th with 234,908; Cuba 18th with 219,182; South Africa 19th with 200,124 and Spain at 29th with 159,093 cases. Globally, a total of 228,493,023 COVID-19 cases were recorded.

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