Devotees attend mass at the Baclaran Church in ParaƱaque City under the general community quarantine on September 2, 2020. Photo by Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News.

1,975 of the 3,749 new Covid cases in the PH are from NCR

Are we likely to see the 4,000 average this week? 
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Mar 12 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 DOH reports 3,749 new cases, a new high for the last few months pushing the total cases in the country to more than 607,000. The NCR accounts for 1,975 or 53 percent of the total cases.
  • The total number of active cases are up at close to 8 percent with 47,769 active. Notice the number of positivity for March 10 where 3,613 tested positive from 32,849 individuals tested, bringing up the positivity rate to a new high of 11 percent. What does this imply? For every 1,000 individuals that get tested, 110 will most likely have positive results and that we are not contact tracing and testing enough.
  • With 63 new deaths, the case fatality rate is steady at 2.08 percent.
  • The NCR Rt is up at 1.81 and continues to climb with the increasing numbers.
  • The NCR continues to lead among regions for new cases. Other regions with triple digits were: CALABARZON, VISAYAS, Central Luzon, CAGAYAN VALLEY AND WESTERN VISAYAS.
  • In NCR, nine LGUs report triple digits – City of Manila, Quezon City, Makati, Pasay City, ParaƱaque, Caloocan City, Pasig, Malabon and Taguig City. Fifteen of the 17 LGUs (88 percent) in NCR were among the top 20 cities with highest cases today.
  • Cebu province continued to report the highest cases followed by Cavite, Bulacan, and Rizal with triple digits. 

The World (March 10, 2021)

  • The numbers are up yesterday with 467,404 new cases announced globally. Total cases now at close to 119 Million.
  • There are 9,595 new deaths reported and the case fatality rate remains at 2.22 percent.
  • Brazil continues to lead with the most number of new cases and new deaths in the world.
  • As the Philippines continues its upward trajectory for cases, Indonesia, reeling from a surge in cases in December 2020 has started to see a large decline in daily new cases including their 7-day average.