Where are the coronavirus cases in Mindanao?
MANILA, Philippines (7th UPDATE) – The Philippines now has 36,438 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Monday, June 29.
As of Sunday, June 28, at least 786 cases have been reported in 25 provinces and 7 independent cities in Mindanao, based on the dataset shared by the Department of Health (DOH).
Of the number, 46 have died and 450 have recovered. (DOH's new COVID-19 Tracker reported higher total numbers for Mindanao, at 1,049 confirmed cases, which includes those whose residence is for validation, as well as 49 deaths and 457 recoveries.)
Here's a breakdown of these numbers in Mindanao. (READ: PH coronavirus cases in maps and charts: What the data says)
Timeline of quarantines
Below is a timeline of the different levels of quarantines enforced in Mindanao:
April 24 to May 15 – Davao City was placed under ECQ along with Davao del Norte and Davao de Oro.
The lockdown's coverage was later calibrated according to the status of the virus' spread in the different localities. A general community quarantine (GCQ) is enforced in areas tagged as "low-risk" or "moderate-risk" areas in Mindanao.
May 16 to May 31 – Zamboanga Peninsula, Davao Region, and Caraga were under GCQ, while the rest of Mindanao were under a modified GCQ.
Mindanao consists of 27 provinces in 6 regions, with a population of 24,135,775, as of the 2015 census.
The DOH launched a new nCoV tracker on Sunday, April 12, then shared its dataset to the public on April 14. – Rappler.com