MANILA - Cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Quezon City have reached over 3,000 as of Tuesday, with 5 areas under a 14-day special concern lockdown due to the high number and clustering of infections, authorities said.
Data from the Department of Health as of June 22 showed that the city had 3,003 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the highest among Metro Manila cities, and second highest in the country, next to Cebu City, which has 3,987 cases.
The QC Mayor's Office placed the count at 2,965, including 971 active cases.
City government figures also showed that there were 121 new recoveries, bringing the total number of patients who recovered from the virus to 1,658.
The number of fatalities rose to 220 with the addition of three new cases.
Meanwhile, the local government placed the following areas under special concern lockdown:
- Calle 29 in Libis
- Kaingin Bukid in Apolonio Samson
- 138 Ermin Garcia St. in E Rodriguez
- 52 Imperial St. in E. Rodriguez
- Portion of King Christian Street in Bagbag
As for quarantine facilities, the QC government’s HOPE 1 has reached full capacity since June 20, while HOPE 2 still has 20 beds available as 274 beds are currently occupied by confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients.
Its third facility, HOPE 3, recently opened to accommodate confirmed and suspected COVID-19 nursing mothers and their babies. The facility is equipped with 84 beds, cribs, bassinets and other baby essentials. As of June 20, a total of 65 patients were admitted in the facility.