With 1,266 new cases reported on February 3, 369 (or 29 percent) was from Mega Manila, with Quezon City remaining the top contributor in the NCR. Photo from ABS-CBN News

The PH is on a steady 1,700 a day average in Covid cases

With 55 new deaths today, the fatality rate is up at 2.07%  
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Feb 04 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 Worldometers.info, Ourworldindata.org (European CDC), World Health Organization (who.int), and the New York Times. Where appropriate, additional information may be culled from other references or health agencies.]


The DOH reported 1,590 new cases today, which is a bit higher than yesterday’s numbers but over-all steady at around 1,700 for the 7 day average. With 55 new deaths reported today, the 7-day average is up at 66 deaths/day with the national case fatality rate going a notch up at 2.07 percent. The pattern of cases and deaths are mimicking what we are currently seeing globally.

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

The Philippines (February 03, 2021)

  • With 1,266 new cases reported yesterday, 369 (29 percent) was from Mega Manila, with Quezon City remaining the top contributor in the NCR. Central Visayas displaced CALABARZON for the second spot yet again in the total number of new cases.
  • Four regions had triple digit case counts: NCR, Central Visayas, CALABARZON, and Davao Region.
  • On a provincial level, only the province of Cebu reported triple digits with 187 new cases, accounting for 92 percent of the cases in Central Visayas.
  • On a city/municipality level, the cities of Cebu, Davao, Quezon City, Valenzuela and Manila formed the top five. Ten of 17 cities in NCR were among the top 20 cities/municipalities with most cases.

February 03, 2021 (The World)

  • The decline in global cases for the last two months is highly encouraging. The seven-day moving average for new cases is at half a million per day. There were 522,120 new cases reported yesterday. However, new reported deaths continued to rise. New deaths amounted to 15,681. The 7-day average went up at almost 13,500 new deaths/day.
  • The global case fatality rate is up from 2.168 percent to 2.17 percent.
  • The United States is seeing numbers less than 120,000 when it comes to new cases but the country is following a global trend of reporting more deaths daily with almost 4,000 new deaths in a single day. It’s case fatality rate is dramatically up at 1.7 percent (from a previous 1.67 percent).