As shift to GCQ looms, QC coronavirus cases climb to over 2,100

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 30 2020 02:14 AM | Updated as of May 30 2020 04:19 AM

As Quezon City prepares to shift to a loosened "general community quarantine", coronavirus cases in the former capital rose over 2,100. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Coronavirus cases in Quezon City, one of Philippine cities severely hit by the pandemic, soared above 2,100 on Friday after 99 new infections were recorded by health officials.

In its late Friday bulletin, the local government said that the total number of cases in the city is now at 2,127.

Of the total, 841 have recovered after health officials logged 36 new recoveries.

Two new deaths were recorded, bringing the city's total coronavirus-linked fatalities to 177.

The city government said that 788 are still active or recovering cases.

Among the city's districts, District 4 has the most number of coronavirus cases with 469.

The city government earlier placed certain areas in Barangays Bahay Toro, Culiat, Sauyo, Batasan Hills and Tatalon under 14-day "special concern lockdown" due to their high number of COVID-19 cases.

Quezon City is set to shift to general community quarantine on June 1, nearly 3 months after being placed under strict lockdown due to the pandemic.