Brazil ranks third globally among countries with most Covid-19 cases. Photo by Sergio Souza on Unsplash

There are now more than 10 million reported Covid cases in Brazil

And it continues to report more than 50,000 new cases daily.  
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Feb 19 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

It was the National Capital Region that contributed almost one-third of yesterday’s 1,700 country-wide haul. Surprisingly, among the LGUs in Mega Manila, it was Pasay City that reported the most number of fresh cases—112.

While there is most likely no turning back with the reopening of the economy, it is important that people are reminded that the virus is still around, the cases are not going down, that there are variants in the country, that no vaccines have arrived, and that the healthcare system of the nation is vulnerable to a surge.

The DOH reports an expectedly high 1,901 new cases, but it’s the number of deaths worth noting—157–pushing the fatality rate to 2.12 percent.

The Philippines (February 18, 2021)

  • NCR owned more than one-third of the cases in the country yesterday with 562 new cases. Only Pasay City reported triple digits, and for the first time, led the cities in Mega Manila in the tally for the day with 112 new cases. Pasay City alone accounted for 20 percent of the total cases yesterday in NCR.
  • Four regions continued to report triple digits – NCR, Central Visayas, CALABARZON and Central Luzon. These four contributed more than two-thirds of the cases in the country for February 18.
  • While Cebu City continued to lead among cities and municipalities for most number of cases, 11 local government units in NCR hogged the top 20 list for the day. Pasay City, City of Manila, Quezon City, Makati and Malabon ranked 2nd to 6th over-all.

February 18, 2021 (The World)

  • There were 405,013 new cases reported yesterday and the 7-day average stays at less than 370,000 new cases/day.
  • Reported new deaths was down also at 11,497, however, the case fatality rate is up at 2.21 percent.
  • While the US continued to lead globally for new cases and new deaths, the number of new cases remains at less than 70,000. With 2,761 new deaths announced, there are now more than half a million Americans that have died from COVID-19.
  • Brazil continues to report more than 50,000 new cases daily. Yesterday, they breached the next million mark and now have more than 10 million cases of COVID-19 in their country, ranking third globally among countries with most COVID-19 cases.