Nurse Chareluck Santos receives her first dose of the Sinovac vaccine at PGH this March 1, 2021. She was the one who vaccinated Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, the hospital's director. Photo from ABS-CBN News

DOH reports 2,067 new Covid cases, bringing the PH documented cases to more than 580,000

NCR is the current driver of cases bringing in more than 40 percent of the daily numbers  
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Mar 02 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

  • New cases are slightly up based on the DOH report of 2,067 cases today. The Philippines now has more than 580,00 documented COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. NCR is the current driver of more than 40 percent of the cases daily.
  • There were 47 new deaths reported, bringing the case fatality rate a notch lower to 2.13 percent.
  • NCR continues to deliver the highest numbers with 829 new cases (more than 40 percent of the cases today). Quezon City, Pasay City, Manila, Makati and ParaƱaque accounts for 68 percent (more than 2/3) of the cases in Mega Manila.
  • Twelve of the 17 LGUs in NCR lands on the top 20 cities/municipalities with most cases.
  • On a provincial level, it’s still Cebu that owns 272 of the 300 cases in Central Visayas. Cebu City with 157 new cases accounts for close to 60 percent of the cases in the province. 

The World (March 01, 2021)

  • There is a slight uptick in cases with 333,833 new cases reported globally.
  • There are a total of 5,832 new deaths reported, bringing the global case fatality up to 2.22 percent.
  • Among the top 10 countries with the most cases (and deaths) yesterday, there is a significant decline. Most notable in the Asian region is Indonesia which is seeing a large drop from the previous average of more than 12,000 new daily cases a month ago to almost half that number yesterday. Over the past month, Indonesia continues its declining trend.