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Google Philippines recently revealed the most searched terms and queries for the month of April regarding COVID-19. The results reveal how Filipinos are using Google Search in order to cope with the on-going community quarantine and look for meaningful information about the pandemic.

Here’s the Google Trends results summary:

  • Coronavirus is 5th most searched term in PH during April (behind YouTube, Facebook, Translate, and MP3). Search interest for the pandemic surged to a new high nationally, peaking on April 13.
  • The region with the highest search interest over April is Central Visayas, followed by Eastern Visayas and Caraga.
  • Among other trending topics over the month is the Department of Social Welfare and
    Development, which reached an all-time high on 5 April.
  • Top trending searches include:
    • Coronavirus update whole world (spiked +5,000%)
    • Tasuku Honjo coronavirus (spiked +2,950%)
    • How long does coronavirus last in the body? (spiked +1,550%)
  • Meanwhile, Recipes, Bread and Cake all surged to a record high during the month. Breakout related searches include:
    • Dalgona coffee instant recipe, Puto pao recipe, and How to make condensed milk cake (all spiked +5,000%)
    • Sotanghon guisado recipe (spiked +3,250%)

Most searched questions for coronavirus in April

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  1. What is coronavirus?
  2. Is coronavirus airborne?
  3. Is there a cure for coronavirus?
  4. How many cases of coronavirus in the Philippines?
  5. When will coronavirus end?
  6. How to prevent coronavirus?
  7. What country has no coronavirus?
  8. When did coronavirus start?
  9. How to know if you have coronavirus?
  10. How does Taiwan control coronavirus?

Most searched coronavirus-related terms in April

  1. Coronavirus update
  2. Coronavirus Philippines
  3. Worldometer coronavirus
  4. Coronavirus symptoms
  5. Coronavirus stats
  6. Coronavirus cases
  7. Coronavirus death toll
  8. Coronavirus vaccine
  9. Italy coronavirus
  10. Coronavirus USA

Regions as ranked by search interest for coronavirus in April

  1. Central Visayas
  2. Eastern Visayas
  3. Caraga
  4. Northern Mindanao
  5. Zamboanga Peninsula
  6. Western Visayas
  7. Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
  8. Cordillera Administrative Region
  9. Metro Manila
  10. Davao Region

Most searched terms by topic in April

Questions for symptoms

  1. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
  2. What are the mild symptoms of COVID-19?
  3. Is diarrhea a symptom of COVID-19?
  4. What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?
  5. Ano ang mga sintomas ng coronavirus? (What are the symptoms of coronavirus?)
  6. What are the signs of pregnancy?
  7. How can you get infected with COVID-19?
  8. What to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19?
  9. Dry throat means what?
  10. How many days before COVID-19 shows symptoms?

Recipes

  1. Carbonara recipe
  2. Maja blanca recipe
  3. Pancake recipe
  4. Banana cake recipe
  5. Puto recipe
  6. Menudo recipe
  7. Leche flan recipe
  8. Pandesal recipe
  9. Chicken curry recipe
  10. Dalgona coffee recipe

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.