The province of Rizal reported 105 Covid cases today. Photo of Antipolo Cathedral by Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The PH posts 2,122 new cases today after only less than three weeks of cases below 2K

Quezon City and Rizal province reported triple digits each  
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Dec 18 2020

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December 18, 2020 (updated)

The last time the Philippines recorded over two thousand cases was November 29. Today, the Health Agency reported 2,122 new cases, breaching the 2,000 threshold in less than three weeks.

Quezon City and Rizal province reported triple digits each. Two cities in NCR were in the top five – Quezon City and Makati. The two cities alone contributed almost 12 percent of the total cases in the country today.

There were 25 new deaths reported by the Health Agency.

Yesterday’s data breakdown


  • NCR contributed more than 25 percent of yesterday’s case count with 371 newly announced cases.
  • Three other regions announced triple digit numbers as well. They were: CALABARZON, Eastern Visayas, and Central Luzon.
  • Isabela and Leyte had more than 80 cases each.
  • Four provinces in the CALABARZON – Rizal, Quezon, Cavite and Laguna – were in the top ten provinces, as usual.
  • Ten of 17 cities in NCR were among the top 20 cities/municipalities with highest cases yesterday, with Quezon City and Makati topping the list.
  • Two cities in Leyte were among the top 20 – Ormoc and Tacloban.


With close to 750,000 new cases reported in a single day, the world quickly breached the 75 million mark in coronavirus cases. There were 13,242 new deaths reported globally. 

The United States continues to lead among countries, reporting more than 230,000 new cases and over 3,200 new deaths. Cases from the US account for more than 23 percent of the global cases for coronavirus.

Meanwhile, India approaches the 10 million mark as Brazil breaches the 7 million mark overnight.

  • Global case fatality rate: 2.22 percent.
  • Six European nations were among the top ten contributors to the pool of new cases yesterday – UK, Germany, Turkey, France, Italy and the Netherlands.