DOH: COVID-19 cases in Quezon City rise to 996


Posted at Apr 17 2020 01:51 AM

MANILA - The Quezon City government late Thursday said the total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city has reached 996, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

The number of COVID-19 cases with complete addresses in Quezon City is now at 828, the city government added.

Of this number, the QC Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit has validated 674 cases so far.

One new fatality was recorded, bringing the total of coronavirus-related deaths in the city at 80, while 4 new recoveries were reported, bringing the total to 76. 

Thirty-one barangays in the city have been placed under extreme enhanced community quarantine.

Meanwhile, the city government also reported that the HOPE 1 quarantine facility it established has 5 available rooms. There are currently 31 confirmed cases and 4 probable cases in the facility.

Its HOPE 2 facility has 117 available beds per room. Those who have been tested in the city's community-based testing are brought to HOPE 2 for self-isolation while waiting for results.

A total of 140 tests were conducted under the city's community-based testing as of Wednesday.

The city's Fresh Market on Wheels project has also rolled out to 12 barangays. The project supports local vegetable vendors while the Fresh Market Pop-Up sources its vegetable supply from partner farmers in Pangasinan.

On Friday, the Fresh Market on Wheels will be going to barangays Veteran Village, Bungad, Phil-am, Batasan Hills, Quirino 2B, East Kamias, Obrero, Teachers Village East, Bagbag, Unang Sigaw, Tandang Sora and St. Peter.

As of April 16, around 23,500 tricycle, jeepney and taxi drivers have received financial aid under the Kalingang QC program, the local government said.

The program aims to help tricycle and jeepney drivers, market vendors, solo parents and persons with disabilities whose livelihoods have been affected by the enhanced community quarantine.