China reported 144 new cases yesterday, its highest since April 17, 2020. Photo by Bruce Rottgers on Unsplash

More than 2 million have died of coronavirus globally

The world now has 93.5 million cases, with China seeing its highest numbers since April.    
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Jan 15 2021

All local data are information downloaded from the Data Drop of the 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 last time we breached the 2,000 mark was at the beginning of the work week—which we now end with 2,048 new cases and 137 new deaths as announced by the DOH. The case fatality rate is up at 1.99 percent.

The Ro in the National Capital Region is up at 1.13, lower than the national average. Which may mean that the cases in provinces outside of NCR are seeing a surge.

Three provinces and two cities are in the top five for the day. The province of Bulacan tops the list, with Davao City coming in second. The provinces of Pangasinan and Leyte and the City of Manila round up the list.

The Philippines (January 14, 2021)

  • The National Capital Region logged in 454 new cases yesterday, comprising 23.7 percent of the total cases.
  • The six regions that reported triple digits totaled 1,309 cases or 68.5 percent of the haul.
  • Among the top ten provinces, Davao del Sur and Pangasinan recorded triple digits.
  • Eleven of 17 cities in Mega Manila were among the top 20 cities/municipalities with most coronavirus cases. Quezon City alone accounted for almost one-fourth of the total cases of Mega Manila with 107 new cases in a day.

The World (January 14, 2021)

  • With 743,514 new cases (and 15,198 new deaths), the global tally now exceeds 93.5 million coronavirus cases.
  • The world has passed the 2,000,000 mark for number of deaths due to COVID19. The global case fatality rate is at 2.14 percent.
  • Germany now crosses the 2,000,000 mark for total number of coronavirus cases.
  • All countries in the top ten have now more than 2,000,000 cases each.
  • While the US had fewer cases and deaths reported, the country continues to lead in the total count for cases and deaths globally. The US also continues to report new deaths that go past the 4000 mark.
  • India has moved out of the top 10. The country is seeing a decline in cases and reported only 15,677 new ones.
  • China is seeing a slight uptick in number of cases as it reported triple digits in the past four days, with 144 new cases yesterday, its highest since April 17, 2020.
  • Five countries reported quadruple digits for new deaths. They were: USA, UK, Mexico, Brazil and Germany.