Where are the coronavirus cases in the Visayas?
MANILA, Philippines (7th UPDATE) – The Philippines now has 15,049 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
As of Wednesday, May 27, at least 2,087 cases have been reported in 12 provinces and 5 independent cities in the Visayas, based on the dataset shared by the Department of Health (DOH).
Of the number, at least 38 have died and 136 have recovered. (DOH's new COVID-19 Tracker reported higher total numbers for the Visayas, at 2,153 confirmed cases, which includes those whose residence is for validation, as well as 138 recoveries.)
Starting May 16, Central Visayas will be under GCQ, while Western Visayas and Eastern Visayas will be under a modified GCQ.
The provinces of Iloilo and Cebu as well as Cebu City were first placed under ECQ on April 24, along with other provinces in Panay island. 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 the Visayas. (READ: PH coronavirus cases in maps and charts: What the data says)
The Visayas consists of 16 provinces in 3 regions, with a population of 19,373,431, 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