LIST: Active COVID-19 cases inside the ‘NCR Plus’ bubble
MANILA, Philippines — The National Capital Region (NCR) has been identified anew as the epicenter of the latest surge in new COVID-19 cases in the Philippines,
This rise in infections has prompted the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infections Diseases (IATF) to place Metro Manila and nearby provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal – or the so-called NCR Plus, back under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) bubble, to prevent COVID-19 transmissions from spilling over to adjacent areas.
But how serious and widespread is this current surge, and how are the cases distributed per region or local government unit (LGU)?
INQUIRER.net collated a list of active COVID-19 cases in every LGU within the “NCR Plus” bubble from the Department of Health (DOH).
Based on the DOH’s COVID-19 tracker data as of April 1, the Philippines has 138,948 active infections, with the “NCR Plus” bubble accounting for 72 percent or 100,298 of the cases.
Metro Manila has a total of 76,440 active COVID-19 cases.
Quezon City, based on the DOH data, has the most number of active COVID-19 cases with with 15,593, followed by the City of Manila (11,790), Makati City (5,548), Caloocan City (5,303) and Taguig City (4,979).
The 12 other NCR cities and town logged the following number of active COVID-19 cases:
- Pasig (4,796)
- Pasay (4,679)
- Parañaque (4,183)
- Marikina (3,654)
- Mandaluyong (3,521)
- Las Piñas (2,464)
- Valenzuela (2,296)
- Malabon (2,007)
- Navotas (1,821)
- Muntinlupa (1,545)
- San Juan (1,306)
- Pateros (521)
- Unknown city of origin (434)
Outside Metro Manila, most of the active cases are in Cavite with 8,254, followed by Rizal (6,759), Laguna (4,427) and Bulacan (4,418).
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