The province of Bulacan reported 99 cases today. Photo of Barasoain Church in Malolos City, Bulacan by Aerous on Wikimedia Commons

The Philippines posts 1,776 new Covid cases, the country’s highest since Christmas day

Meanwhile, as America deals with an insurrection, it also recorded its highest in daily case count 
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Jan 08 2021

All local data are information downloaded from the Data Drop of the Philippine Department of Health. The author does not own any of the information except the analysis of all data. Global data are referenced properly from, (European CDC), World Health Organization (, and the New York Times. Where appropriate, additional information may be culled from other references or health agencies.


The DOH reports 1,776 new cases today, the highest number since Christmas Day, December 25. There are also eight deaths reported.

Three provinces and two cities make it to the top five. Bulacan leads the pack with 99 new cases. Rounding up the top 5 are Davao City, Quezon City, Rizal and Laguna.

The Philippines (January 07, 2021)

  • Close to 30 percent of yesterday’s 1,353 new cases were from the National Capital Region.
  • Four regions reported triple digits – NCR, CALABARZON , Central Luzon and Eastern Visayas. These alone accounted for 65 percent of the cases.
  • Eleven of 17 cities in Mega Manila were among the top 20 cities/municipalities with most coronavirus cases yesterday. Marikina City led the haul in NCR, while Pateros reported zero cases.

The World (January 07, 2021)

  • The world hit a new record high with 840,193 cases and 15,632 deaths in a single day, pushing the global total to more than 88.5 million cases and breaching the 1.9 million deaths mark.
  • As insurrection struck the United States of America, the US also marked its highest number of new cases and new deaths at 274,190 and 4,134, respectively – all in a single day.
  • Based on yesterday’s data, the US alone accounted for 32.6 percent of the total cases and 26.4 percent of deaths for the day. A grim picture that the country has to deal with as the roll out of vaccines takes off.
  • Five countries continued to report quadruple digits for deaths in a single day. They were: USA, Brazil, Mexico, and Germany. The deaths in these five countries alone accounted for 50 percent of the total deaths reported yesterday.