By Minka Klaudia Tiangco
The Manila City government on Friday reported its highest number of single-day coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) recoveries yet with 84 recovered patients.
In his Capital Report, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said there are now a total of 256 recoveries in the city.
The mayor also announced 26 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,178.
Manila is the second city in Metro Manila with the highest number of COVID-19 cases, next to Quezon City with 1,565 cases as of Friday noon.
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 258 cases.
It is followed by the Sampaloc district with 126 cases and the Sta. Cruz district with 78 cases.
The death toll in Manila is now at 95 after four new deaths were reported.
Domagoso also announced that the city government has conducted almost 50,000 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and rapid tests as part of its mass testing efforts.
As of Friday evening, 7,328 PCR tests and 41,458 rapid tests have been performed by the city government’s health workers for the probable and suspect COVID-19 patients in Manila.