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FOR the second straight day, the Department of Health (DOH) recorded a little over five thousand new COVID-19 cases, according to the agency’s latest COVID-19 case bulletin.

Today, June 2, 2021, there were only 5,257 new COVID-19 infections in the country. There were also 52,132 active cases today or 4.2 percent of the overall case count. These cases are being monitored and treated in various hospitals and quarantine facilities of the government.

With the new COVID-19 cases recorded today, this brings to 1,240,716 the total COVID-19 infections in the country.

There were also 6,266 who recovered from COVID-19, which brings to 1,167,426 the number of recoveries.

However, there were 146 fatalities today to up the total to 21,158 the number of individuals who succumbed to the deadly disease.

Relatedly, the DOH again urged those under the Priority A1, A2 and A3 groups to register for vaccination and be protected against COVID-19. 

All laboratories were operational on May 31, 2021 while three laboratories failed to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS). Based on data in the last 14 days, the three non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.13 percent of samples tested and 0.15 percent of positive individuals.

There were also eight duplicates that were removed from the total case count, with six counted as recoveries.

Also, 86 cases tagged earlier as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

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