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DOH reports 83 new COVID-19 cases in Quezon City, total now at 583

The Quezon City government announced that based on the report of the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday there are 583 cases of persons who tested positive for the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the city.

The total number of confirmed cases with complete addresses in Quezon City is now at 557.

The report also stated that there are 469 confirmed cases validated by the QC Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit and District Health Offices.

In a statement, the City government said "The sudden rise in confirmed cases is due to the database access given by the Department of Health (DOH) to the City Health Department."

The City Health Department, meanwhile, clarifies that the raw data from the DOH is subject to the validation of the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, health center staff, and barangay officials to ensure that these patients are actual residents of Quezon City. Corrections will be made as the city verifies these cases.

There are no reported deaths on Monday, the total number of deaths remain at 34.

There is one recovery recorded, bringing the total to 15 cases.

Twenty-nine  barangays that have been placed under Extreme Enhanced Community Quarantine (EECQ)  where there are two or more confirmed cases located in different streets and/or in congested urban poor areas where fast transmission of the disease is highly possible.

At least 11 barangays were added to the list. These are: 

  • Manresa
  • Paltok
  • Sto. Domingo
  • Bagong Silangan
  • Holy Spirit
  • Payatas
  • Marilag
  • Socorro
  • Kamuning
  • Pinyahan
  • San Isidro Galas

As of April 6, 2020, 533 locations in all 142 barangays were disinfected as part of the continuous simultaneous decontamination operations conducted by the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office with the Quezon City Fire Department.

The barangays with the most number of cases (with complete addresses) per district are:

  • District 1 (98 patients): Bahay Toro - 14
  • District 2 (45 patients): Batasan Hills - 21
  • District 3 (95 patients): Matandang Balara - 22
  • District 4 (134 patients): Bagong Lipunan ng Crame - 11; South Triangle - 11; Tatalon - 10
  • District 5 (36 patients): Novaliches Proper - 7; Fairview - 6; San Bartolome - 6
  • District 6 (61 patients): Tandang Sora - 19; Culiat - 13; Pasong Tamo -13

Mayor Joy Belmonte also issued Executive Order No. 25, Series of 2020, directing residents to wear any form of covering for the nose and mouth such as face masks in all public places within the city.

Belmonte added that the city will be providing to its enforcers who shall distribute them to people who do not have one so they can comply with the order. -- BAP, GMA News