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A TOTAL of 5,389 new COVID-19 cases were logged by the Department of Health (DOH) today, which is lower than the 6,426 total recorded yesterday, according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, June 15, 2021.

At present, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country has already reached 1,327,431, with 58,063 listed as active cases or patients who are currently being treated in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

A total of 118 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, which is more than double the 57 recorded yesterday. This brings to 22,963 the total number of COVID-19 fatalities.

Moreover, 304 cases previously reported as recoveries have been validated to be active cases and 65 cases tagged earlier as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

In addition, two cases were found to have tested negative and were removed from the total case count, where one was noted as a recovery.

There were also 6,667 new recoveries from the disease today, which is slightly lower than yesterday’s 7,145 recovered cases. Currently, there are now 1,246,405 individuals listed as total recoveries.

Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 13.9 percent from 30,472 people who were tested.

Majority, or 95.6 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

All laboratories were operational on June 13, 2021 while 16 laboratories failed to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS). Based on data in the last 14 days, the 16 non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 5.5 percent of samples tested and 7.1 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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