Mandaue City with Cebu City in the background. Photo by Peter Binter on Wikimedia Commons

Cebu City and Cebu Province both report high numbers of new Covid cases

The DOH announces 1,581 new cases, which is lower than yesterday's 1,949
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Jan 25 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 announces 1,581 new cases for the day with 50 new deaths reported. The new deaths bring the case fatality rate up to 2.0 percent.

Three cities and two provinces are today’s top haulers. The cities are Quezon City, Cebu City and Davao City. The provinces of Cavite and Cebu (except Cebu City) round up the top five.

While the national reproduction number is slightly down from 1.13 to 1.11 today, it is still greater than 1.0.

  • Based on the OCTA Report for January 25, 2021, the National Capital Region remains flat for the month of January with no significant rise or decline in cases. Quezon City continues to report the most number of cases per day followed by the City of Manila. The city of San Juan, although with only 5 cases per day, had the highest attack rate at 5.23 per 100,000 for Mega Manila.

OCTA Research Report as of January 25, 2021

  • On a regional/provincial level, Northern Luzon was seeing higher positivity rates compared to the other regions. In particular, Benguet and the Mountain Province had positivity rates of 19 percent. Kalinga, Isabela and Cagayan had positivity rates of 11 percent.
  • The positivity rate for the National Capital Region remains at 4 percent with a daily attack rate of 3.05 per 100,000. The highest attack rate goes to Mountain Province, followed by Kalinga and Benguet. In epidemiology, the attack rate is the percentage of an at-risk population that contracts the disease during a specified time interval. The higher the attack rate, the higher percentage of the population at risk. 

The Philippines yesterday (January 24, 2021)

  • NCR accounted for 21.6 percent of the 1,949 cases.
  • Seven regions reported triple digits: NCR, CALABARZON, Davao Region, Central Visayas, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, and Eastern Visayas.
  • There were 6 OFWs (ROFs) in yesterday’s report.
  • The provinces of Cebu, Davao del Sur and Benguet reported triple digits. These three provinces alone accounted for almost 20 percent of the total cases yesterday.
  • Five major cities yesterday had the highest coronavirus reports – Davao City, Quezon City, Baguio City, the City of Manila and Cebu City.

The World (January 24, 2021)

  • The weekend saw a continued decline in cases with only 449,163 new cases, pushing the global total to more than 99.7 million cases. There were 8,808 new deaths overnight.
  • The global case fatality rate is steady at 2.144 percent.
  • While the US had less new cases yesterday, it continues to contribute the most cases and deaths in the world.