Figure 1. Number of Covid-19 cases in the Philippines, based on three tracking methods. The light blue bars represent the number of positively tested individuals, referred to as test reports. The dark blue line represents the number of Covid-19 cases based on the date of the report, referred to as case reports. The brown line represents the number of Covid-19 cases based on the date of the specimen test, referred to as incidence reports. The incidence reports best reflects the dynamics of the pandemic. However, the incidence reports do not give a real time account of the pandemic due to a time delay of about 6 days.

Figure 1. Number of Covid-19 cases in the Philippines, based on three tracking methods. The light blue bars represent the number of positively tested individuals, referred to as test reports. The dark blue line represents the number of Covid-19 cases based on the date of the report, referred to as case reports. The brown line represents the number of Covid-19 cases based on the date of the specimen test, referred to as incidence reports. The incidence reports best reflects the dynamics of the pandemic. However, the incidence reports do not give a real time account of the pandemic due to a time delay of about 6 days.

Figure 1. Number of Covid-19 cases in the Philippines, based on three tracking methods. The light blue bars represent the number of positively tested individuals, referred to as test reports. The dark blue line represents the number of Covid-19 cases based on the date of the report, referred to as case reports. The brown line represents the number of Covid-19 cases based on the date of the specimen test, referred to as incidence reports. The incidence reports best reflects the dynamics of the pandemic. However, the incidence reports do not give a real time account of the pandemic due to a time delay of about 6 days.