More than 600 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in Quezon City, local gov't says


Posted at May 22 2020 04:37 AM

More than 600 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in Quezon City, local gov't says 1
Members of the Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and the QC Health Department conduct a random rapid testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome- coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to 900 residents of Barangay Immaculate Conception at the Cubao Cathedral in Quezon City on May 20. 2020. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

MANILA -- The number of patients who have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Quezon City has reached 614 after the city government on Thursday reported 18 new recoveries.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases in the city has reached 1,974.

Of the total number, 1,789 have addresses in the city while 1,565 were validated by the QC Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit and District Health Offices, the local government said.

The city government also recorded one new fatality, bringing the total death toll to 166.

The local government said the number of active COVID-19 cases in the city has reached 785.

One new case of the disease was added to the barangay in the city with the most COVID-19 patients, Batasan Hills, now with 83. 

Barangays Culiat and Bahay Toro, meanwhile, have 72 and 60 cases, respectively. 

District 4 still has the most number of cases among the six districts in the city with 400.

As of Thursday, the local government is updating the list of barangays under extreme enhanced community quarantine.

A 14-day "special concern" or total lockdown was enforced in 11 areas in barangays Bahay Toro, Culiat, Sauyo, Batasan Hills, and Tatalon, due to the high number of COVID-19 cases.

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

The cities of Cebu and Mandaue in the Visayas remain under strict lockdown while other parts of the country are now under general community quarantine.

As of posting, the Philippines has tallied 13,434 infections of the novel coronavirus, which emerged from Wuhan City in Hubei province, China.

The tally includes 846 people who succumbed to the illness while 3,000 have recovered.