COVID-19 cases in Quezon City climb to 1,856


Posted at May 20 2020 03:56 AM | Updated as of May 20 2020 04:58 AM

The Quezon City government said Tuesday the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city have climbed to 1,856.

Of the total number of cases, 1,673 have addresses in the city while 1,504 were validated by the QC Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit and District Health Offices, the local government said citing the health department's data.

The city government also recorded 2 new recoveries and fatalities related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 578 and 163, respectively.

The local government said the number of active cases in the city is now at 763.

Barangay Batasan Hills still has the highest number of COVID-19 cases with 82, followed by Culiat with 72, and Bahay Toro with 58.

Among the six districts in the city, District 4 still has the most number of cases with 389.

The 14-day special concern lockdown is still up in barangays Bahay Toro, Culiat, Sauyo, Batasan Hills, and Tatalon since Wednesday due to the high rate of cases of the disease in the said areas.

Thirty-four barangays are still under extreme enhanced community quarantine in an effort to contain the virus.

Last Saturday, Metro Manila, Laguna, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Zambales and Angeles City shifted to a modified lockdown, where the government sought to restart an economy ravaged by the pandemic.

The cities of Cebu and Mandaue in the Visayas remain under enhanced community quarantine, while other parts of the country are now under general community quarantine, with loosened restrictions.

As of Tuesday, the Philippines has tallied 12,942 infections of the novel coronavirus, which emerged from Wuhan City in Hubei province, China.

The tally includes 837 people who succumbed to the illness while 2,843 have recovered.