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Indonesia is now 19th country with more than 1 million Covid cases

In the Philippines, the number of new cases is much lower than the case count from previous two days 
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Jan 26 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 good news is that the number of new cases announced by the DOH is much lower today with 1,173 cases. The bad news? There are 94 new deaths, pushing the case fatality rate past the 2 percent mark at 2.01 percent.

Three cities and two provinces remain among the top five contributors to the pool of coronavirus cases for the day. Cebu City takes the spotlight by leading the pack with 84 new cases.

The Philippines (January 25, 2021)

  • NCR’s 331 cases accounted for 20.9 percent of the 1,581 new cases yesterday.
  • Six regions reported triple digits: NCR, CALABARZON, Central Visayas, Cordillera Administrative Region, Davao Region and Central Luzon. They accounted for 71.2 percent of the total cases yesterday.
  • There were 5 OFWs (ROFs) in yesterday’s report.
  • The province of Cebu posted 169 new cases, almost half of which were from Cebu City alone.
  • Five major cities continued to lead among cities/municipalities in reporting the most cases: Quezon City, Cebu City, Davao City, City of Manila and Baguio City.

The World (January 25, 2021)

  • The world is seeing fewer new daily cases with 508,993 reported yesterday. This was enough though, to push the world past the 100,000,000 mark.
  • The global case fatality rate is steady at 2.143 percent with 10,602 new deaths reported yesterday.
  • While the US reported a lower number of new cases, it continued to contribute the highest number of cases and deaths in the world.
  • Indonesia was number 8 among countries with the most number of cases in a day and number 10 with the most number of deaths in a day. Today, it breaches the 1,000,000 mark to be the 19th country in the world with more than 1,000,000 cases of coronavirus. It reported  13,094 cases today, January 26, 2021.