The United States continues to lead globally in both new cases and deaths. Photo by Jackelberry from Pixabay
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The US continues to lead globally in new Covid cases, with a total now more than 21 % of world count

Meanwhile the world now has close to 61 million coronavirus cases and more than 1,425,000 deaths.
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Nov 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.

November 25, 2020 (updated)

Caloocan City leads todays haul of coronavirus cases as the Health Agency reports 1,392 new cases. Three provinces in the CALABARZON region remain in the top five, while Davao City moves down to fourth spot.

There were 31 new deaths reported today.

Yesterday’s data breakdown

THE PHILIPPINES

  • NCR continues to top the cases in the country as a region. Quezon City, the city of Manila, Caloocan, Makati, and Pasig remain hot spots in the metro.
  • Both CALABARZON and Davao Region had triple digits on a regional basis.
  • Davao City was the only city that had triple digit cases reported yesterday.
  • All the five provinces in CALABARZON remain major contributors to the daily pool of new cases in the Philippines.
  • Eleven cities in NCR were among the top twenty cities/municipalities with most cases.
  • Davao City topped the list with 137 new cases yesterday.

THE WORLD

With more than 600,000 new cases reported yesterday and 12,994 new deaths, the world has now close to 61,000,000 coronavirus cases and more than 1,425,000 deaths.

The United States continues to lead globally in both new cases and deaths. Its total now exceeds 13,000,000, which is more than 21 percent of the cases in the world!

Because there are now eleven countries with more than 1 million cases each, instead of posting the top ten, countries with one million and more cases will be announced.

  • Global case fatality rate stays flat at 2.35 percent with close to 13,000 deaths overnight.
  • Six European nations were among the top ten contributors to the pool of new cases yesterday – Italy, Germany, UK, France, Poland, and Ukraine.

Feature Story

The World Health Organization Situational Report as of November 22, 2020

https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update—24-november-2020

In the past week, the five countries reporting the highest number of cases were the United States of America (more than 1.1M cases or 14% increase from the previous week), India (over 280,000 cases or an 8% decrease), Italy (over 230,000 new cases, a 3% decrease), Brazil (over 200,000 cases or a 17% increase), and France (over 170,000 cases, a 16% decrease).

In the map provided above, those with lighter shade are seeing lesser cases per million population (per capita) over the last 7 days. Those with highly colored hues are seeing more cases per million people.

The table below provides information on the change in new cases in the past week. Note the decrease in cases in Europe and South East Asia but the significant increase in the Americas, Africa, the Western Pacific Region (where the Philippines belongs) and Eastern Mediterranean.

On the data in the Western Pacific Region, the number of new cases in the last 7 days (from the period of November 15-22, 2020) showed more new cases from Japan than the Philippines. Malaysia and South Korea were also seeing an increase in the number of cases. However, their transmission classification is clusters of cases, unlike the Philippines where it is community transmission.

The Philippines remains the greatest contributor (around 50 percent) to all cases and has the most number of recorded deaths in the Western Pacific Region.

For additional information, the reader is referred to the updated situational site of the World Health Organization at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/