THREAD: Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, other QC officials hold a briefing

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Mayor Belmonte says QC has 2,100 active cases as of yesterday, March 9
Mayor Belmonte says 23% of the QC’s COVID-19 cases from Feb. 25 to March 4 got infected by a someone they live with
QC Mayor Belmonte says they recorded a 190.66% spike in coronavirus infections in the past month. She says they recorded 218 cases from March 2 to 8, up from the 75 cases from Feb. 2 to 8
QC Mayor Belmonte says they are able to identify at least 11 contacts per coronavirus-infected person
Mayor Belmonte says Quezon City General Hospital and Novaliches District Hospital’s wards for COVID-19 patients are already at full capacity
LOOK: Mayor Belmonte shows the QC areas that are under lockdown Image
Mayor Belmonte 12,387 of the 32,000 healthcare workers in QC have been vaccinated against coronavirus as of yesterday
QC Mayor Belmonte says they are mulling imposing restrictions on churches, mass gatherings amid the spike in infections in Metro Manila, adds consultations with concerned stakeholders are ongoing
Mayor Belmonte, citing data from DOH, says they have 18 variant cases — 13 UK variant cases, 4 South Africa variant case, 1 Brazilian variant case.

DOH clarifies that variant of concern first found in Brazil (P.1 variant) has not yet been detected in the samples sequenced in PH.
DOH: There are several variants from Brazil, and the variant of concern is P.1, which we have not detected in the samples we've sequenced
QC Mayor Belmonte says they haven’t reached a point where they see a need to lock down their entire city

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