By Chito Chavez
The Quezon City government on Tuesday reported 62 confirmed novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) cases, six deaths and six patients who had recovered from the ailment as of 7:30 pm of March 23.
But Quezon City Health Officer Dr. Esperanza Arias who was attending an emergency health meeting at the time of the telephone interview at around 9 pm on Monday said there were already 65 confirmed COVID-19 patients.
Visibly in a hurry, Arias later said that other details will be provided as soon as all the data are collated after the meeting.
However, Arias cannot be contacted several hours later despite repeated efforts to reach her.
The latest number of COVID-19 cases in the city is up from the previous 49 reported cases as of 9 pm of March 21.
In the update, Barangay Pasong Tamos in the city’s sixth district was hardest hit with four cases with Barangay Tandang Sora from the same district having two cases.
The QC COVID-19 updated report revealed that district one Barangays Bagong Pagasa; Bahay Toro; Bungad; Del Monte; Phil-Am; Project 6; Ramon Magsaysay; San Antonio and San Isidro Labrador have one case each while Maharlika has two cases.
In district two Barangay Batasan Hills has three cases while Barangay Bagong Silangan has one case.
Seven barangays in the third district namely E. Rodriguez; Marilag; Pansol; Socorro; Ugong Norte; White Plains and Masagana each has one case with Barangays Matandang Balara and San Roque having three and two cases respectively.
In the city’s fourth district, 10 barangays namely Immaculate Concepcion; Kristong Hari; Don Manuel; Dona Imelda; Paligsahan; Pinyahan; Sacred Heart; San Martin De Porres; Tatalon and Valencia have one case each. Barangays BL Crame; Damayang Lagi; Kalusugan and South Triangle have three cases each while Barangay Horseshoe also from district four has two cases.
In district five Barangays Bagbag; Kaligayahan and Pasong Putik have one case each while Barangay Fairview has two cases.
Based on the record, the city’s fourth district has the most number of COVID-19 cases with 24 followed by district three with 12; district one with 11; district six with six cases; district five with five cases and district two with four cases.
It can also be noted that four barangays in the fourth district have four confirmed COVID-19 cases.