Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell (blue) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (green), isolated from a patient sample. Photo courtesy of NIAID

PH posts 1,783 new Covid cases with more than 41 percent from NCR

NCR has the biggest nationwide haul with 737 new cases    
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Mar 04 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 lower with the DOH announcing 1,783 new cases. The low number may be due, however, to several factors including testing centers not being able to submit data in real time and the positivity rate has increased to almost 8 percent with 2,154 positives from 27,338 individuals tested based on reports yesterday. NCR remains the major driver of cases in the country with more than 41 percent of the total share.
  • There were 20 new deaths reported. The case fatality rate remains at 2.13 percent.
  • NCR continues the biggest nationwide haul with 737 of the new cases. This was followed by Central Visayas with 357 new cases. Three other regions reported triple digits – CALABARZON, CAR, and Central Luzon. Together, these five regions accounted for 84 percent of the cases in the Philippines.
  • Thirteen of the 17 LGUs in NCR landed in the top 20 cities/municipalities with most cases. This was led by Quezon City, Pasay City, Manila, Makati and Parañaque. These five cities were responsible for more than 60 percent of the cases in NCR.
  • On a provincial level, it was still Cebu that topped the list with 351 of the 357 cases in Central Visayas. Cebu City was responsible for more than 47 percent of the total cases in the province.

The World (March 02, 2021)

  • There were less than 300,000 new cases reported. The world saw 288,926 new cases overnight.
  • Deaths, however, were up with 9,291 new ones reported. The global case fatality rate is steady at 2.22 percent.
  • Brazil continued to see rising cases and has displaced the United States for the top spot in the tally for most number of cases in a single day. The United States, however, continued to report the most number of deaths per country in a day.