Fact-checked by: VERA Files

2020/05/19 | Philippines

FALSE: Metro Manila had an 83% rise in COVID-19 cases in one day.

Explanation: This is wrong; the rate of increase in the total number of confirmed cases in Metro Manila from May 16 to May 17 is less than 2.21 percent, far from Jay Sonza's claim of 83 percent, data from the Department of Health COVID-19 tracker show.

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This false claim originated from: Former broadcaster Jay Sonza

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