Davao City reported 122 Covid cases today. Photo of Eden Nature Park in Davao City by Michael E. Peligro on Wikimedia Commons

Davao City tops list of Covid contributors with 122 newly confirmed cases

The City of Santiago in Isabela for the first time joins the top five cites/provinces with the highest number of new cases for the day.   
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Dec 11 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. 

December 11, 2020 (updated)

Davao City is back on top of the leaderboard with 122 cases, on a day where the Philippines reports 1,504 newly confirmed cases. The City of Santiago in Isabela for the first time joins the top five cites/provinces with the highest number of new cases for the day. 

DoH reports 8 new deaths today.

Yesterday’s data breakdown


  • With 1,387 new cases the other day, Mega Manila continues to be the Covid epicenter in the country, contributing to more than 26% of the cases yesterday (up by 2% from the other day) 
  • Three other regions reported triple digits: CALABARZON, Central Luzon and Davao Region.
  • Benguet led among the provinces outside of the NCR yesterday, for the second straight day.
  • The new entrant among the provinces was Leyte which logged in 68 new cases. 
  • Seven of 17 cities from Mega Manila were among the top 20 cities/municipalities with most cases.

* Quezon City and the City of Manila alone contributed to more than 10 percent of the total cases yesterday.
* New entrants to the top 20 cities/municipalities were: Burauen in Leyte and Trento in Agusan del Sur.


With close to 700,000 new cases overnight, the world now crosses the 70,000,000 mark in cases since the start of the pandemic. 

The United States continues to lead globally in both new cases and new deaths as it passes the 16,000,000 mark. 

There are still 14 countries with more than 1 million cases each.

Canada and the Philippines are just a few thousand cases apart. Will we see Canada overtake the Philippines sooner than later?

  • Global case fatality rate: 2.25 percent. 
  • Six European nations were among the top ten contributors to the pool of new cases yesterday – Turkey, Germany, UK, France, Italy and Ukraine.

Feature Story

Burauen, Leyte

This first class municipality in Leyte is home to around 52,000 people over a land area of more than 265 sq km (density of 200 inhabitants/sq km). 

Major economic activities of this town include farming, tourism and trade/commerce. Palay, coconut and abaca are among its major crops. Its major tourism spots center on sustainable ecotourism with wetland forests that have century old trees located in Mahagnao Volcanic Natural Park.

This scenic town reported its first coronavirus case on April 17 (swabbed April 13) and had only two cases for the whole month of April. There were zero cases in May, 2 in June, 1 in July, 10 in August, 25 in September, 13 in October and 12 in November. 

From December 1 to 10 alone, it already posted 29 new cases, giving Burauen a total of 104 cases with zero deaths so far.