QC logs 99,564 cases of COVID-19 recoveries

DILG on people not wearing face mask

MASK UP A tarpaulin reminding the public to wear face masks is installed at the busy corner of Quezon Avenue and Agham Road in Quezon City. With COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila remains high, the Department of Health says people should not be complacent and continue observing minimum health and safety protocols. INQUIRER file photo / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

MANILA, Philippines — Quezon City on Thursday said 97.5 percent of the total number of COVID-19 patients recorded in the city have already recovered.

According to Quezon City’s Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CESU), the city has so far logged a total of 99,564 recoveries from the 102,126 reported cases.

There are currently 1,377 active COVID-19 cases in Quezon City while 1,185 others have succumbed to the disease.

The city however added that data may still change with community-based testing still continuing in the area.

“Dumadaan sa validation ng CESU, health center staff at mga opisyal ng barangay ang datos na mula sa Department of Health (DOH) para masigurong sila ay residente ng QC. Maaaring magbago pa ang bilang ng mga kaso sa lungsod dahil na rin sa isinasagawang community-based testing,” it explained.

(Validation of cases from the DOH goes through CESU, health center staff, and village officials to ensure that residents are from Quezon City. The number of cases in the city may still change due to the ongoing community-based testing.)

Data posted by the Quezon City government showed that District 1 recorded 17,283 recoveries, 12,908 in District 2, 15,965 in District 3, and 20,867 recoveries in District 4.

Based on the data, Barangay Damar in District 1 and the second district’s Barangay Blue Ridge B, Escopa II, and Quirino 3-A recorded a hundred percent recovery in their respective number of total cases as of Thursday.

Barangay Batasan Hills in District 2, meanwhile, logged the most number of active cases at 58. Faith Yuen Wei Ragasa, Inquirer trainee


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