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The Quezon City Health Department (QCHD) reported 15 new COVID-19 cases in the city, bringing the total to 87 as of 7 p.m. of March 25.

In the same latest report, three additional deaths were recorded, upping the number of fatalities due to COVID-19 to 13. There are still seven recoveries, no new ones having been reported.

The report noted that the additional 15 COVID-19 cases were in the following barangays:

District 1: Barangay Manresa – 1, Bgy. Siena – 2, Bgy. Sto. Cristo – 2

District 3: Bgy. Matandang Balara – 1, Bgy. Ugong Norte – 1.

District 4: Bgy. Kalusugan – 1, Bgy. Bagong Lipunan Crame – 2, Bgy. San Isidro Galas – 1, Bgy. Valencia – 1.

District 6: Bgy. Tandang Sora – 1, Bgy. Culiat – 2.

Fifty of the city’s 142 barangays have at least one COVID-19 patient.

The 50 COVID-19 affected barangays are:

District 1: Bgy. Bagong Pag-asa, Bgy. Bahay Toro, Bgy. Bungad, Bgy. Del Monte, Bgy. Lourdes, Bgy. Maharlika, Bgy. Manresa, Bgy. Phil-am, Bgy. Project 6, Bgy. Ramon Magsaysay, Bgy. San Antonio, Bgy. San Isidro Labrador, Bgy. Siena, and Bgy. Sto. Cristo.

District 2: Bgy. Bagong Silangan and Bgy. Batasan Hills.

District 3: Bgy. E. Rodriguez, Bgy. Marilag, Bgy. Masagana, Bgy. Matandang Balara, Bgy. Pansol, Bgy. San Roque, Bgy. Socorro, Bgy. Ugong Norte, Bgy. West Kamias, and Bgy. White Plains.

District 4: Bgy. Bagong Lipunan ng Crame, Bgy. Damayang Lagi, Bgy. Don Manuel, Bgy. Dona Imelda, Bgy. Horseshoe, Bgy. Immaculate Concepcion, Bgy. Kalusugan, Bgy. Kristong Hari, Bgy. Paligsahan, Bgy. Pinyahan, Bgy. Sacred Heart, Bgy. San Isidro Galas, Bgy. San Martin de Porres, Bgy. South Triangle, Bgy. Tatalon, and Bgy. Valencia.

District 5: Bgy. Bagbag, Bgy. Fairview, Bgy. Kaligayahan, and Bgy. Pasong Putik.

District 6: Bgy. Culiat, Bgy. Pasong Tamo, Bgy. Sauyo, and Bgy. Tandang Sora.

Extreme enhanced community quarantine (EECQ)

Mayor Joy Belmonte explained that the extreme enhanced community quarantine (EECQ) is enforced in barangays with at least two confirmed cases in different streets and/or in congested urban poor areas where fast transmission of the disease is highly possible.

However, Belmonte said this is still subject to review everyday depending on the number of cases/recoveries.

The newly-reported barangays with two cases have not yet been included in the list because validation is ongoing.

As of 7 p.m. of March 25, the Quezon City government has subjected the following 13 barangays to EECQ:

Bgy.Tandang Sora, Bgy. Kalusugan, Bgy. Ramon Magsaysay, Bgy. Maharlika, Bgy. Tatalon, Bgy. Batasan Hills. Bgy. Pasong Tamo, Bgy. Central, Bgy. San Roque, Bgy. Paligsahan, Bgy. Bagong Lipunan ng Crame, Bgy. South Triangle, and Bgy. Culiat (added on March 25).

Belmonte said Bgy. Central does not have any COVID-19 case, but was included under the EECQ due to the presence of numerous hospitals along East Avenue.

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