Quezon City recorded 101 cases today. Photo of Dapitan Arcade by Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

DoH reports 1,541 new cases and 14 deaths on last day of 2020

Quezon City is tops on the list of areas with highest number of new cases   
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Dec 31 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 31, 2020 (updated)

The DoH announces 1,541 new cases and 14 deaths on the last day of the year. 

Two cities in Mega Manila – Quezon City (101 cases) and City of Manila (67 cases) account for 11 percent of the total haul of the day. Two other cities outside of NCR are among the top five – Baguio City with 79 cases and Davao City with 59.

There was only one province in the top five – Rizal, with 65 cases.

  • The year ender data shows that the total cases was 20 percent lower in December compared to November.  December posts 42,594 new cases for December.
  • The number of deaths for the month of December was 45 percent lower than November. 479 new deaths were reported for December.

Yesterday’s data breakdown

The Philippines

  • NCR reported 313 new cases, with Quezon City, Makati and the city of Manila contributing 50 percent of total cases yesterday.
  • Only one region outside of NCR had triple digits – CALABARZON.
  • Four provinces in Region IVA were among the top ten – Laguna, Rizal, Cavite and Batangas.
  • Benguet was the top hauler among the provinces with 71 cases. 
  • Eleven of seventeen cities in NCR were among the top twenty cities/municipalities with highest cases yesterday with Quezon City, Makati, City of Manila and Pasig City grabbing the first to fourth slots.
  • Three cities/municipalities in Benguet were in the top twenty – La Trinidad, Itogon and Baguio City.


With 738,363 new cases, the world total has quickly crossed the 83 million mark, closing the year with more than 1.8 million deaths. Meanwhile, 15,192 new deaths were posted globally yesterday. 

The United States continues to lead in new cases and deaths as it passed the 20 million mark for coronavirus cases and more than 350,000 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

  • Global case fatality rate: 2.18 percent, unchanged due to the high number of deaths reported for the second consecutive day.
  • Five European nations were among the top ten contributors to the pool of new cases yesterday – UK, France, Germany, Czechia and Italy.
  • The United Kingdom continued to report more than 50,000 new cases for the second consecutive day.
  • The United States reported close to 4,000 deaths in a single day.