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Father’s Day eclipsed COVID on Google

The top trending query for the month is “Type O blood coronavirus,” which was a breakout search, while “Signs of coronavirus” spiked +250 percent.

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THE Filipinos’ search query related to the coronavirus disease peaked on 12 April. / Google snapshot image

Google Philippines has shared the most searched queries and terms that topped Filipinos’ search history for the month of June.

While the previous month proved to be a celebration for dads as Father’s Day, news and updates related to COVID-19 continue to be on the list including “SSS calamity loan processing time” and “track and trace.”

Below is the Google Trends result summary for the month of June:
The highest spiking topic in the Philippines for June is Father’s Day — which surged +1,200 percent.

Coronavirus related searches halved in June compared with May volumes for the Philippines.

The top trending query for the month is “Type O blood coronavirus,” which was a breakout search, while “Signs of coronavirus” spiked +250 percent.

Related searches for “sore throat” rose by +200 percent in June.

Search interest for “track and trace” doubled over the month and are currently at an all-time high in the Philippines.
Loan related searches also surged in June — up +60 percent from May. The top trending related search is “sss calamity loan processing time” which spiked more than +5,000 percent.
While there seems to be a decline, the topic on COVID still dominated the searches with the following as the most searched questions for the month of June:
What is coronavirus?

Is coronavirus airborne?

When will coronavirus end?

Is there asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus disease?

Is itchy throat a sign for coronavirus?

How to prevent coronavirus.

How coronavirus spread.

When did coronavirus start in PH?

How to cure coronavirus at home.

Can coronavirus survive in water?

Google Trends provides access to a largely unfiltered sample of actual search requests made to Google.

It’s “anonymized” (no one is personally identified), categorized (determining the topic for a search query) and aggregated (grouped together).

This allows Google to display interest in a particular topic from around the globe or down to city-level geography.

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