THE latest bulletin from the Department of Health (DOH) reported that COVID-19 fatalities in the country breached the 20,000-mark, with an additional 36 individuals who succumbed today to the disease added to the list.
This brings COVID-19 deaths in the country at a 20,019 total.
Also, according to the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin #437, there were 3,972 new COVID-19 cases today, the second time this week that new cases went below the 4-thousand level.
The last time the number of daily infections went below 4 thousand was only last Monday, May 23, 2021, with a 3,083 total.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 1,188,672, while active cases were at 48,201, the second straight day that active cases went below 50 thousand, based on DOH bulletin.
In terms of recoveries, there were 4,659 individuals who recovered today from the deadly disease for a 1,120,452 total, or 94.3 percent of the overall number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
All laboratories were operational last Monday, May 23, 2021 while 10 laboratories failed 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, 3.2 percent of samples tested and 5.5 percent of positive individuals.
A total of Six duplicates were removed from the total case count wherein Three are recoveries.
Also, 10 cases earlier tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.