Where are the coronavirus cases in Metro Manila?
MANILA, Philippines (6th UPDATE) – The Philippines now has 15,049 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
As of Wednesday, May 27, at least 8,316 cases have been reported in Metro Manila, based on the dataset shared by the Department of Health (DOH).
Of the number, at least 651 have died and 2,543 have recovered. (DOH's new COVID-19 Tracker reported higher total numbers for Metro Manila, at 9,721 confirmed cases, which includes those whose residence is for validation, as well as 669 deaths and 2,571 recoveries.)
The National Capital Region remains under lockdown or enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), but now a modified one, until May 31 to stem the spread of the virus. The Metro lockdown started on March 15 and would have ended on April 14, but it was extended to April 30, then to May 15, then under a modified ECQ to May 31.
Here's a breakdown of these numbers in Metro Manila. (READ: PH coronavirus cases in maps and charts: What the data says)
Metro Manila consists of 16 cities and 1 municipality. The special region has a population of 12,877,253, 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