Quezon City coronavirus cases surge past 1,400


Posted at May 07 2020 01:45 AM

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Residents from Barangay Batasan Hills in Quezon City line up to receive cash under the social amelioration program amid the enhanced community quarantine on May 4, 2020. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA – The total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Quezon City on Wednesday reached 1,464, the local government said.

Citing Department of Health (DOH) data, the city government said the total deaths have risen to 132 and the recoveries at 292.

The city government also revealed that the number of COVID-19 cases with complete addresses in Quezon City is now at 1,324.

Of this number, the Quezon City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit and district health offices have validated 1,102 cases so far.

Barangay Batasan Hills still has the most COVID-19 cases with 58, followed by Culiat with 48 and Matandang Balara at 41.

Meanwhile, District 4 has the most COVID-19 cases among the city's 6 districts, with 279.

The city government has placed 34 barangays under "extreme enhanced community quarantine" due to higher risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Barangay Bagong Silangan was earlier placed under 24-hour hard lockdown as cases in the area surged.

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

To date, the Philippines has tallied 10,004 coronavirus infections, of whom 658 died while 1,506 have recovered.