The Philippine Red Cross conducts its Saliva RT-PCR Test pilot at the PRC headquarters in Mandaluyong City on January 12, 2021, simultaneously with 15 DOH hospitals. Photo by Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

The DOH reports 1,266 new Covid cases

However, the number of new deaths is up at 68, retaining the fatality rate at 2.06 percent.
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Feb 03 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.]


It’s the second consecutive day where the numbers are lower than the day previous. Today the DOH reports 1,266 new cases. However, the number of new deaths is up at 68, retaining the fatality rate at 2.06 percent.

For a granular breakdown of today’s cases, refer to tomorrow’s report as the DOH no longer posts the top 5 areas with most cases in their 4PM daily data drop.

The Philippines (February 02, 2021)

  • Of the 1,583 new cases reported on February 2, 2021, Central Visayas took the lead with 272 new cases (17.2 percent). NCR was in second with 261 new cases (16.5 percent).
  • Six regions had triple digit case counts: Central Visayas, NCR, CALABARZON, Davao Region and Cordillera Administrative Region.
  • On a provincial level, the provinces of Cebu and Davao del Sur reported triple digits as well. 
  • On a city/municipality level, the cities of Cebu and Davao ranked first and second for the day, both reporting triple digits. 

February 02, 2021 (The World)

  • The decline in cases globally for the last two months is highly encouraging. New cases yesterday stayed below the 0.5 million margin. It was not the same story, however for deaths. While the world saw 456,150 new cases, the 14,846 new deaths yesterday was almost twice as high as the previous day.
  • The global case fatality rate is up at 2.168 percent.
  • The United States, while seeing lower cases, continued to lead globally in new cases and new deaths. The total cases in the US is now past 27 million and reported over 3,600 deaths in a single day.