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A TOTAL of 6,426 new COVID-19 cases were logged by the Department of Health (DOH) today, which is lower than the 7,302 total recorded yesterday, according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, June 14, 2021.

At present, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country has already reached 1,322,053, with 59,096 listed as active cases or patients currently being treated in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

A total of 57 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, which is lower than the 137 recorded yesterday. This brings to 22,845 the total number of COVID-19 fatalities.

A total of 10 cases earlier tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation. Also, 12 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which there are nine recoveries.

There were also 7,145 new recoveries from the disease today, which is slightly lower than yesterday’s 7,701 recovered cases. Currently, there are now 1,240,112 individuals listed as total recoveries.

Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 13.7 percent from 41,244 people who were tested.

Majority, or 95.7 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

All laboratories were operational on June 12, 2021 while 10 laboratories were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS). Based on data in the last 14 days, the 10 non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 1.9 percent of samples tested and 2.1 percent of positive individuals.

The DOH continues to appeal to the public to maintain the observance of health and safety protocols to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the country, and to support the national vaccination program because the prime objective of the government is to ensure the safety of all.

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