Quezon City COVID-19 cases soar to 583 with 34 deaths, 15 recoveries

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 7) — Quezon City has a total of 583 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, according to the Department of Health.

The city also has reported 34 casualties, and a total of 15 recoveries.

The total number of cases with confirmed addresses in the city is at 557, and the total number of cases that is validated by the QC Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit and District Health Offices is 469.

Here is a breakdown of the number of cases per city district:

District 1 - 98

District 2 - 45

District 3 - 95

District 4 – 134

District 5 – 36

District 6 – 61

An extreme enhanced community quarantine (EECQ) will be implemented in barangays with two or more confirmed cases.

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte issued Executive Order No. 25, Series of 2020, ordering residents to wear any form of covering for the nose and mouth such as face masks in all public places within the city to help prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Belmonte said the city will be providing boxes of masks to its enforcers who will distribute them to people who do not have one so they can comply with the order.

The Health Department reported 414 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease in the country Monday, raising the total number to 3,660. The Philippines now has 163 fatalities, and 73 recoveries.

Globally, COVID-19 has infected over 1,277,000 people, according to the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 global tracker. Of these, over 69,500 have died, with Italy so far recording the highest number of fatalities. Meanwhile, some 264,000 patients have already recovered from the disease worldwide.