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Almost 50 percent of the 3,439 new Covid cases in the Philippines are from NCR

The last time we saw a number close to that of today was September 21. 
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Mar 06 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 last time we saw a number close to that of today was September 21, 2020. The DOH reports 3,439 new cases today pushing the 7-day moving average to almost 2,400 new cases/day as our total cases inch closer to the 600,000 mark. The NCR posts close to 1,500 cases.
  • There are 42 new deaths reported.
  • While NCR continues to lead by a mile, it is CALABARZON seeing an almost 100 percent increase in cases with 452 new cases today, overtaking Central Visayas for the second spot among the regions. CAR records a new high of 365 cases and Central Luzon is also seeing a spike with 255 new cases today.
  • Among the LGUs in Mega Manila, it Quezon City and the City of Manila leads with more than 200 cases each, followed by Pasay City, Malabon, and Makati with more than 130 cases each. Five other LGUs has more than 50 new cases each: Taguig, Pasig, Marikina, Caloocan and Parañaque City.
  • While the province of Cebu still leads among the different provinces in number of cases, it is seeing a drop in numbers. The increasing numbers in the provinces of Cavite, Benguet and Mountain Province, however, should be causes for heightened vigilance.
  • Baguio City records a new high of 105 cases and 13 LGUs in Mega Manila are in the top 20 cities with the highest cases in the country.

 The World (March 04, 2021)

  • The world reports 442,743 new cases, higher than the previous day numbers, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases closer to the 117 million mark.
  • New deaths are likewise up with 10,771 tallied. The case fatality rate remains at 2.22 percent.
  • Brazil continues its lead globally with more than 75,000 new cases. However, the United States continues to report the most number of deaths with 1,794 new ones. The case fatality rate in the US is up at 1.81 percent.