Six European countries are on the top 10 list with highest number of COVID cases. Photo of Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy by Henrique Ferreira on Unsplash
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DoH new infographic format rolls out today, reports 1,607 new cases and 62 deaths

The DoH website, however, has been down since Sunday 
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Oct 26 2020

Disclosure: All data provided are from the Department of Health’s various information sites including their data drop. Where appropriate, other graphs, illustrations, tables and data are appropriately referenced.

October 26, 2020 (updated)

The website of the Department of Health has been down since yesterday. The blog is updated only according to what is reported from the Health Agency’s public announcement today.

The Department of Health announcement is now a one pager. It is brief. Provides most of the important information. It is in the local vernacular. And while it refers the reader to its website for more “granular information”, the website is not functional as of this writing.

While the new infographic is informative, I would personally get rid of the hospital capacity because the information provided is a “general overview” of the capacity of the country rather than the specific locality. This is a diversion from the true picture of the hospital capacity on a more granular level.

Top five localities (province/HUC/ICC for the day) has Davao City back on top. None of the cities in the NCR are in the top five.

Yesterday’s data breakdown

THE PHILIPPINES

THE WORLD

The world quickly crossed the 43,000,000 coronavirus cases. Unlike the past weekends where the number of cases and deaths significantly dip, this weekend struck a nerve – there were more than 400,000 cases!

The United States continued to have the highest number of cases while India reported the highest deaths.

France reported more than 50,000, a new record high, overnight.

Colombia is now the seventh country to reach more than one million cases.

  • Global case fatality rate: 2.67 percent
  • The US remains on top among countries with new cases and into the third wave. Out of 50 states, half had four digit numbers.
  • The striking news comes from Europe. There are now six European countries in the top ten – France, Italy, UK, Belgium, Poland and the Netherlands.