Baguio City logs 121 cases today. Photo from ABS-CBN News File

Baguio and Cebu City top list of areas with highest number of new Covid cases

Today’s new cases also indicate an alarming 100 percent increase from yesterday’s numbers. 
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Jan 27 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.]


Today’s 2,245 new cases indicate a 100 percent increase from yesterday’s numbers. The DOH also reports 95 new deaths, pushing the case fatality rate a notch higher at 2.02 percent.

Four cities and one province are in the top five for the day. This is the third consecutive day that Cebu City is on top, tied with Baguio City which also has 121 new cases. Davao City and Quezon City round up the top 5 list together with the province of Pangasinan.

The Philippines (January 26, 2021)

  • NCR alone accounted for 15.2 percent of yesterday’s 1,173 new cases.
  • Five regions reported triple digits: NCR, Central Visayas, CALABARZON, Davao Region, and Cordillera Administrative Region.
  • There were 7 OFWs (ROFs) in yesterday’s report.
  • Cebu province was on top for the second consecutive day with 140 new cases, almost twice the number of cases of Davao del Sur. It was also Cebu City that led in the haul among cities/municipalities yesterday.
  • Eight of 17 cities in NCR were in the top 20 cities/municipalities with most cases for the day.

The World (January 26, 2021)

  • The world is seeing fewer new daily cases. The latest global count is 554,082. Unfortunately, yesterday also saw a record high in new deaths— close to 18,000 in a single day.
  • The global case fatality rate is up at 2.15 percent.
  • While the US saw one-third less cases yesterday, the day had a grim death toll of more than 4,000 cases. The case fatality rate is up at 1.674 percent and America has crossed the 26,000,000 mark.