Where are the coronavirus cases in Mindanao?
MANILA, Philippines (6th UPDATE) – The Philippines now has 15,049 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
As of Wednesday, May 27, at least 449 cases have been reported in 19 provinces and 7 independent cities in Mindanao, based on the dataset shared by the Department of Health (DOH).
Of the number, 39 have died and 168 have recovered. (DOH's new COVID-19 Tracker reported a higher total number for Mindanao, at 475 confirmed cases, which includes those whose residence is for validation.)
Until May 15, Davao City will be under lockdown or enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to stem the spread of the virus, while a general community quarantine (GCQ) is enforced in areas tagged as "low-risk" or "moderate-risk" areas in Mindanao.
Starting May 16, the Zamboanga Peninsula, Davao Region, and Caraga will be under GCQ, while the rest of the regions in Mindanao will be under a modified GCQ.
Davao City was first placed under ECQ on April 24, along with Davao del Norte and Davao de Oro. 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 Mindanao. (READ: PH coronavirus cases in maps and charts: What the data says)
Mindanao consists of 27 provinces in 6 regions, with a population of 24,135,775, 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