The Health Department logs 20 Covid related deaths today. Photo from ABS-CBN News

The DoH reports 2,178 new Covid cases, with Quezon City posting the highest case count

Meanwhile, the US had close to 200,000 new cases yesterday   
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Jan 22 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 work week ends with DoH announcing 2,178 new cases in the country, along with 20 new deaths. Ironically, as the cases see a rising trend particularly in the regions outside of the NCR, there is proposition from the IATF to “recommend relaxing the age-based restriction for places under Modified General Community Quarantine beginning February 01, 2021 and enjoin other LGUs to adopt the same relaxation of age-restriction for areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).”

Note that with the increasing cases this week, the number of total active cases are now over 6 percent.

While Quezon City continues to lead the daily haul with 148 new cases, two other major urban cities are in today’s top 5: Davao City and Cebu City. Bulacan and Mountain Province complete the day’s top 5. 

The Philippines yesterday (January 21, 2021)

  • The NCR was back on top with 448 new cases or 25 percent of the total cases.
  • Seven regions reported triple digits: CALABARZON, Central Luzon, Central Visayas, Cordillera Administrative Region, Davao Region and Eastern Visayas. All 7 top regions alone comprised 75 percent of yesterday’s total cases.
  • There were 7 OFWs (ROFs) included in yesterday’s report.
  • Cebu led among the provinces with 104 cases, 44 of which came from Cebu City alone.
  • Nine of seventeen cities in Mega Manila were in the top 20 cities/municipalities yesterday. Quezon City and the City of Manila led the haul for the day.

The World (January 21, 2021)

  • With 663,029 new cases, the world now has passed the 98 million mark. There were 16,819 new deaths reported overnight putting the case fatality rate steady at 2.14 percent. The world now has more than 2.1 million deaths due to COVID-19.
  • The US had close to 200,000 new cases yesterday, pushing its total to past the 25 million mark. It also reported more than 4000 new deaths for the second consecutive day.
  • Four countries continued to report 4-digit numbers in deaths – USA, Mexico, Brazil and the UK.