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With 414 new Covid cases, Central Visayas leads the regions with highest case counts

Yesterday, it was the NCR that accounted for most of the haul with 707 new cases.  
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Feb 23 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

Breaking down yesterday’s 2,288 total new cases, it was the National Capital Region that accounted for most of the haul with 707 new cases. The other regions that reported triple digits were Central Visayas (483), CALABARZON (222), Eastern Visayas (130), Central Luzon (122), Davao Region (119) and CAR (108). These seven were responsible for more than 82 percent of the total new cases yesterday.

In NCR, it was the City of Manila that led with 115 cases. Among the other top contributors were Quezon City (112), Pasay City (95), and Malabon (86).

Cebu province led the provinces with 457 cases followed by Leyte with 114.

On a city/municipality level, Cebu City continued to stay on top with 247 new cases. Twelve of 17 cities in NCR were in the top 20 list, the highest number of LGUs from Mega Manila in a single day. These were City of Manila, Quezon City, Pasay City, Malabon, Makati, Valenzuela, Pasig, Taguig, Parañaque, Caloocan, Muntinlupa, and Las Piñas.

Note that the national reproduction number as of February 21, 2021 stood at 1.01. Cebu Province was at 1.16. NCR was up at 1.22.

  • The DOH reported lower cases today with 1,414 new cases and 16 new deaths.
  • Today saw Central Visayas top all regions with 414 fresh cases, followed by NCR with 361 and CALABARZON with 168.
  • In NCR, the top three cities with most cases were Quezon City, Manila and Pasay City. Only seven of the 17 LGUs in NCR were among the top 20 cities/municipalities for the day.
  • Cebu Province continued to account for most of the cases in Central Visayas with Cebu City registering 60 percent of the cases in the province.

The World (February 22, 2021)

  • It’s the good news the world has been waiting for. For the second straight day, the world reports new cases below the 300,000 mark, posting 287,073 today. This brought the 7-day average to 356,000 cases/day.
  • Total new deaths reported was slightly up at 6,752 but the 7-day average is now less than 10,000 (9,428 new deaths/day). Case fatality rate remained steady at 2.214 percent.