By Minka Klaudia Tiangco
The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city of Manila breached the 1,000-mark after 60 additional cases were reported from Saturday, May 16 to Monday, May 18.
There are now a total of 1,057 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city. It is the second city in Metro Manila with the highest number of cases, next to Quezon City with 1,453 cases as of Monday morning.
The city government also announced that three patients recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 166.
Meanwhile, two patients succumbed to the disease, bringing the death toll in Manila at 91.
Data from the city government showed that the first district in Tondo remains as the one with the highest number of COVID-19 cases with 234. It is followed by Sampaloc with 130 cases and the second district in Tondo with 81 cases.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said in his city address that almost 40,000 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid tests have been performed for the city’s probable and suspect COVID-19 patients.
A total of 6,204 PCR tests and 30,795 rapid tests were done by health officials of the city government as of Monday afternoon.