Passengers queue at a counter in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Parañaque on Jan. 14, 2021. Photo by Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

DOH reports 2,651 new Covid cases, the highest recorded in the PH since October 16

Our positivity rate is up at 7.2 percent.   
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Feb 26 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

  • DOH reports 2,651 new cases today, the highest the Philippines recorded since October 16 (when we saw 3,054 new cases). Our positivity rate is up at 7.2 percent, which means that more likely we will be testing the 2,000-3,000 threshold in the coming days.
  • The DOH reported 46 new deaths, bringing our case fatality rate to 2.14 percent.
  • The NCR came in first with almost 1,000 cases at 932 fresh cases reported. Pasay City continued to lead with 194 new cases followed by Quezon City with 174 and the City of Manila with 118. Central Visayas was second in the regions with 500 new cases today.
  • Seven regions rolled triple digits – NCR with 932, Central Visayas with 500, CALABARZON with 206, CAR with 185, Central Luzon with 152, Davao Region with 133, and Western Visayas with 110.
  • On a provincial level, the province of Cebu had 463 new cases (93 percent) with Cebu City owning 52 percent of the total cases for the province. 

The World (February 25, 2021)

  • The world saw 444,778 new cases and 10,614 new deaths yesterday.
  • Global case fatality rate is 2.22 percent.
  • The US, Brazil and Mexico continue to report quadruple digits for new deaths.