Transmission electron micrograph of Covid-19 particles, isolated from a patient. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID

DOH reports 1,557 new Covid cases, with 474 coming from NCR

30,970 cases are active, comprising 5.5% of those reported to have COVID-19.   
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Feb 24 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 fresh cases are up at 1,557. There are 22 new deaths reported by the DOH.
  • 30,970 cases are active, comprising 5.5% of those reported to have COVID-19. It is a reminder for everyone that all these data are underreported because not everyone gets tested.
  • Of the new cases today, four regions reported triple digits: NCR (474), Region VII (422), CALABARZON (130), and CAR (103).
  • Among the cities in NCR, Quezon City led with 86 cases followed very closely by Manila with 64, Makati City with 61, and Pasay City with 60.
  • On a provincial level, Cebu Province continued to account for the most cases, with 410 of the 422 cases (97.2 percent) for Central Visayas. More than 50 percent of the cases in the province of Cebu were from Cebu City with 207 cases.
  • The NCR dominated the top 20 cities/municipalities with most cases for today with 12 cities landing in the top 20.


The World (February 23, 2021)

  • With 367,421 new cases announced, the 7-day moving average stays low at 360,000 new cases/day globally.
  • Total new deaths reported was up at 10,778. Global case fatality rate is up at 2.22 percent.
  • Brazil has plateaued with an average of 50,000 new daily cases since January 2021. And while India has more total cases than Brazil, this South American nation will catch up with the numbers of India soon as India registers an average of 12,000 new daily cases since January 2021.