By Minka Klaudia Tiangco
The number of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city of Manila breached the 800-mark after 14 new cases were reported Thursday night.
Latest data from the city government showed that there are now a total of 811 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country’s capital.
The first district in Tondo remains the district with the highest number of cases in the city with 131 patients, followed by Sampaloc with 118. The next district with the highest number is Sta. Cruz with 60 confirmed cases.
Meanwhile, three new recoveries were also reported, bringing the total number of recoveries in the city to 136.
The COVID-19 death toll in Manila stands at 77 after no new mortalities were reported on Thursday.
In his city address Thursday night, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso also announced that 3,627 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been done for the city’s residents.
The Manila mayor also said that a total of 5,518 rapid COVID-19 tests were completed, in line with the city government’s mass testing efforts.
On a related note, the city government announced that another targeted mass testing operation will be conducted in Sampaloc on Friday.
The mass rapid testing will be done at the covered court of Barangay 435 in Sampaloc, Manila from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.