Most of the fatalities from Typhoon Utor occurred in the worst-hit province of Isabela, where one woman was seen on camera being swept away by a raging river. Her body was later recovered.
Almost 42,000 people were left homeless on Luzon and Cebu islands after Utor toppled light structures, ripped the roofs off of homes and buildings and inundated farms.
Some towns were left isolated due to landslides and fallen trees, officials said.
China evacuated more than 100,000 coastal residents before Utor struck southern Guangdong province.
But despite sustained winds of 90 mph when the storm made landfall, there were no reports of fatalities on the Chinese mainland.
Winds were powerful enough in Hong Kong to keep the financial markets closed and most people off the streets of the usually bustling city.
Flights and ferry service were suspended until Utor's high winds subsided.
Typhoon Utor Track
Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS