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A TOTAL of 8,027 new COVID-19 cases were logged by the Department of Health (DOH) today, June 12, 2021, the country’s 123rd Independence Day.

This is much higher than the 6,686 total recorded yesterday, according to the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin # 455 issued today.

At present, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country has already reached 1,308,352, with a lower count of 60,341 listed as active cases or patients currently being treated in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

A total of 145 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, a little lower than the 196 recorded yesterday. This brings to 22,652 the total number of fatalities from the dreaded disease.

Meanwhile, 59 cases earlier tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation. Also, 24 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which 19 are recoveries.

There were also 8,940 new recoveries from the disease today, which is more than double of yesterday’s 3,190 recovered cases. Currently, there are now 1,225,359 individuals listed as total recoveries.

Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 13.1 percent from 52,959 people who were tested.

Majority, or 95.8 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

Moreover, all laboratories were operational on June 10, 2021 and all were able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).

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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