Manila tallies 10 new COVID-19 cases; total now at 669


Posted at Apr 30 2020 12:50 AM

A woman waits for her turn to enter a store in Quinta district in Manila on April 28, 2020. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The city of Manila recorded 10 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Wednesday, raising the total to 669 cases, the city public information office said.

The city government, in a bulletin, said 90 patients have recovered from the disease, while 61 others have died.

Sampaloc has the most number of active cases of COVID-19 with 106, followed by Tondo 1 with 83, and Tondo 2 at 53.

The number of probable cases in the city is at 1 while the suspected cases is at 975.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno earlier placed Sampaloc district under hard lockdown to give way to "disease surveillance verification or testing and rapid risk assessment in relation to COVID-19."

He is also eying the "hard lockdown" on the districts of Tondo because of the rise of cases in the area.

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 8,212 coronavirus disease cases as of Tuesday, with 558 deaths and 1,023 recoveries.