Makati City recorded 44 Covid cases today. Photo by Chilledsunshine via Wikimedia Commons
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4 cities in NCR contribute highest number of new cases to PH’s 1,085 Covid case count

Quezon City and the cities of Manila, Pasig and Makati just posted the highest number of newly reported cases 
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Dec 13 2020

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 13, 2020 (updated)

DoH announces a total 1,085 new cases today, with four cities in the National Capital Region (Mega Manila) contributing the biggest numbers. These four – Quezon City, Makati, City of Manila, and Pasig – are responsible for 21.2 percent of the total cases in the Philippines today.

The health department also posts three new deaths. 

Yesterday’s data breakdown

THE PHILIPPINES

  • With 1,301 new cases yesterday, Mega Manila was responsible for close to 30 percent of yesterday’s haul.
  • Quezon City, Makati, Manila, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, Pasay City, Taguig City, and Caloocan City all landed on the top twenty cities/municipalities list for the day.
  • The good news? San Juan and Pateros reported ZERO coronavirus cases yesterday.
  • Aside from NCR, four other regions reported triple digits: CALABARZON, Davao Region, Eastern Visayas, and Cordillera Administrative Region.
  • Davao del Norte and Davao del Sur, both provinces in the Davao Region were in the top 10 provinces yesterday.
  • Four provinces from the CALABARZON area were among the top ten: Laguna, Rizal, Quezon and Cavite.
  • Eleven of 17 cities from Mega Manila were among the top 20 cities/municipalities with most cases, with Quezon City leading the haul.
  • The City of Panabo in Davao del Norte led among cities outsides of the National Capital Region.

THE WORLD

Overnight, the world crossed the 72,000,000 mark. There are also now more than 1,600,000 deaths from COVID-19.

The weekend data is usually much lower but this weekend is different. The United States continues to lead globally in both new cases and new deaths as it reports more than 200,000 new cases and more than 2,000 deaths a day.

There are now 15 countries with more than 1,000,000 cases each. Peru will most likely be the sixteenth in the next few days.

  • Global case fatality rate: 2.23 percent.
  • Six European nations were among the top ten contributors to the pool of new cases yesterday – Turkey, Germany, UK, Italy, France and Ukraine.

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The week in review

  • While there is a slight decline in growth rate for the 7-day average of cases, there is an increase in cases in the pediatric and geriatric age group, as the government begins to relax conditions on who can or cannot travel outside their homes.
  • As of December 7, the Rt was more than 1.0. This may play a role in how the cases evolve in the next few weeks.
  • Below is the summary of how the Philippines is doing since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • There has been no significant decline in cases for the last month. We need to work at bringing the number of cases to triple digits and this has been a herculean task for the government as each different agency attempts to balance economy versus health. 2 While average deaths are slightly lower, they are not reflective of the true conditions of over-all death rate due to COVID-19 yet.
  • While average deaths are slightly lower, they are not reflective of the true conditions of over-all death rate due to COVID-19 yet.  
  • While new daily tests are given to around 20,000 to 30,000 individuals, the daily positive rate is now in the light orange zone or between 3 to 5 percent. This is an ideal percentage. Bringing it lower to the blue zone (2-3 percent) is the goal. At the current rate of 1,000 people tested daily, only 30-50 people will test positive.
 

Among select Asian countries that are seeing a rise in cases in the region, the Philippines is the only one seeing a slight and slow decline in number of cases per million population (per capita).