The province of Leyte reported 93 cases today. Photo by Morten Nærbøe on Wikimedia Commons

The DOH reports more than 2,000 new Covid cases, 14 deaths and two recoveries

Meanwhile, the global case count is now past 95 million. 
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Jan 18 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 DoH reports 2,163 new cases today, the highest number of new cases since November 8. In addition, there are 14 deaths and a pittance of 2 recoveries.

Davao City continues to lead the top 5 list with 134 new cases. Quezon City is on third spot with 99 cases.

Three provinces are in the top five for the day. Cagayan and Leyte are new entrants to the top five contributors. 

The Philippines yesterday (January 17, 2021)

  • With 497 new cases, NCR accounted for 26.2 percent of the total cases in the country.
  • Seven regions reported triple digits. They were: NCR, CALABARZON, Davao Region, CAR, Central Luzon, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas. These seven alone accounted for 77 percent of yesterday’s total cases.
  • There were 4 OFWs (ROFs) that were included in yesterday’s tally.
  • On a provincial level, the province of Davao del Sur and Cebu were the only ones that reported triple digits and were first and second among the top ten provinces, respectively.
  • Twelve of 17 cities in Mega Manila were among the top 20 cities/municipalities with the most number of coronavirus cases. This is the highest number of cities in NCR barging into the top twenty list for the day. As usual, Quezon City topped the cities in the metro with 106 new cases.

The World (January 17, 2021)

  • Because it was a Sunday yesterday, the global report is low because countries with the highest cases don’t report on weekends. Still, 549,598 new cases were reported (as well as 8,933 new deaths), making the global case count breach the 95 million mark.
  • The global case fatality rate is steady at 2.14 percent.
  • While the US had fewer cases and deaths reported, the country continues to lead in the total cases and deaths globally.