Mandaluyong City tallies 354 COVID-19 cases


Posted at Apr 29 2020 04:48 AM

Entrances to small streets are barricaded with “lockdown” signs in Mandaluyong City amid the coronavirus disease pandemic. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News/file photo

Mandaluyong City has tallied a total of 354 cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of Tuesday, its public information office said.

The city government said 62 patients have recovered from the disease, while 33 others have died.

Barangays Addition Hills, Highway Hills and Mauway have the most cases of COVID-19 with 46, followed by Plainview with 31, and Hulo at 19.

The number of probable cases in the city is at 1 while the suspected cases is at 708.

The public information office said probable and suspected cases continue to receive food and cash assistance while under home quarantine.

"Ang mataas na bilang ng ating mga case ay dahil sa pinaigting na contact tracing na patuloy na ginagawa ng ating City Health Department sa pakikipagtulungan sa [Department of Health]," the city government explained.

The national government has extended the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and other parts of the country for another two weeks while placing other areas under general community quarantine.

The Philippines has recorded 7,958 coronavirus disease cases as of Tuesday, with 530 deaths and 975 recoveries.