Medical staff members attend a COVID-19 patient inside the ICU ward at Nurse Isabel Zendal new pandemic hospital in Madrid, Spain, January 29, 2021. Sergio Perez, Reuters

The 7-day global average is down to 400,000 new Covid cases daily

Meanwhile the Philippines has not budged from its 1,700 a day average in terms of new cases   
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Feb 13 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.]


Summary for the day

The number of new cases on February 12 was up at more than 2,000. Seven regions reporting triple digits contributed to that haul including 11 overseas foreign workers (ROFs). The National Capital Region and Central Visayas brought in 41 percent of the total cases from a combined total of 829 fresh cases.

The 7-day average for the world is down to 400,000 new cases daily. New deaths, however, continue to mar the reports as the global case fatality rate is up at 2.2 percent.

With a little below 2,000 new cases today reported by the DoH, the Philippines has daily cases that have not really budged from the 1,700 average. There were only 12 new deaths reported today, bringing down the case fatality rate to 2.1%.

The Philippines (February 12, 2021)

  • The more than 2,000 new cases yesterday was because there were seven regions that reported triple digits. Leading was NCR with 433 new cases (21.4 percent) followed by Central Visayas, CALABARZON, Davao Region, Central Luzon, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Northern Mindanao. Together, these seven regions accounted for almost 80 percent of the total cases in the country for February 12.
  • Eleven of the cases reported were from ROFs (returning overseas workers).
  • Quezon City, City of Manila, and Pasig City were responsible for almost 50 percent of the total cases in Mega Manila.
  • The provinces of Cebu and Davao del Sur reported triple digits on a provincial level, with 363 and 108 cases, respectively.
  • The province of Cebu accounted for 92 percent of the total cases for Central Visayas. Cebu City contributed to 47 percent of the cases in the province.

February 12, 2021 (The World)

  • With 449,200 new cases reported globally yesterday, the world is now averaging around 400,000 new cases daily. More than 30 percent dip from the highs seen towards the end of 2020.
  • The new deaths, however, was a different story with 16,965 new deaths reported pushing the global fatality rate to 2.2 percent.
  • The US continued to lead globally for new cases and new deaths with more than 100,000 new cases and close to 3,000 new deaths.
  • The United Kingdom now surpasses the 4 million mark. The UK also has one of the highest fatalities per million population with 1,707 deaths/million from COVID-19. Its case fatality rate at 2.9 percent, is greater than the global average.