Where are the coronavirus cases in Luzon?
MANILA, Philippines (7th UPDATE) – The Philippines now has 15,049 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
As of Wednesday, May 27, at least 2,215 cases have been reported in 31 provinces and 8 independent cities in Luzon, based on the dataset shared by the Department of Health (DOH).
Of the number, at least 154 have died and 620 have recovered. (DOH's new COVID-19 Tracker reported higher total numbers for Luzon, at 2,319 confirmed cases, which includes those whose residence is for validation, as well as 157 deaths.)
Laguna, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Zambales, and Angeles City remain under lockdown or enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), but now a modified one, until May 31 to stem the spread of the virus.
Starting May 16, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon (except the areas mentioned above) will be under GCQ, while the rest of the regions in Luzon will be under a modified GCQ.
Until May 15, Central Luzon (except Aurora), Calabarzon, the provinces of Pangasinan and Benguet, as well as Baguio City remained under ECQ, while a general community quarantine (GCQ) was enforced in the rest of Luzon that were tagged as "low-risk" or "moderate-risk" areas.
The entire Luzon was first placed under ECQ on March 17, which was extended to April 30. The lockdown's coverage was then calibrated according to the status of the virus' spread in the different localities.
Here's a breakdown of these numbers in Luzon. (READ: PH coronavirus cases in maps and charts: What the data says)
Luzon consists of 38 provinces in 7 regions (excluding Metro Manila), with a population of 44,592,844, as of the 2015 census.
The DOH launched a new nCoV tracker on Sunday, April 12, then shared its dataset to the public on April 14. – Rappler.com