Where are the coronavirus cases in Metro Manila?

The Philippines has 375,180 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Wednesday, October 28.

A total of 184,275 cases (or 49% of cases nationwide) have been reported in Metro Manila, based on the dataset shared by the Department of Health (DOH). This count includes 14,444 cases whose residence is for validation.

Of the total cases, 3,301 have died and 168,947 have recovered, bringing the number of active cases to 12,027 (or 6.5% of the Metro Manila total).

Here's a breakdown of these numbers in Metro Manila. (READ: PH coronavirus cases in maps and charts: What the data says)

Timeline of quarantines

Below is a timeline of the different levels of quarantines enforced in Metro Manila:

March 15 to May 15 – Metro Manila is placed under lockdown or an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). It would have ended on April 14, but it is extended to April 30, then to May 15.

May 16 to May 31 – The lockdown is downgraded to a modified ECQ or MECQ.

June 1 to August 3 – Metro Manila's lockdown is relaxed to a general community quarantine (GCQ). Initially ending on June 15, the GCQ is extended to June 30, then to July 15July 31, and originally to August 15, but it was cut short by the two-week return to MECQ.

August 4 to 18 – After a group of health professionals requested a two-week ECQ in Mega Manila to slow down the spread of cases, the government obliged, but Metro Manila and nearby provinces are placed back under MECQ instead.

August 19 to November 30 – Metro Manila returns to GCQ. It would have ended on August 31, but it has been extended at least 3 times, until November 30.

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