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THE Department of Health (DOH) today reported that new COVID-19 cases rose to 5,795, which is higher than yesterday’s 4,509 total, according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, July 1, 2021.

Also, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country reached 1,418,337, with 51,567 listed as active cases or patients who are currently being treated in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

The DOH also logged 2,859 new recoveries from the COVID-19 disease today, which is way lower than the 5,839 recoveries recorded yesterday.

Currently, there are now 1,341,973 individuals listed as total recoveries.

A total of 135 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, which is higher than the 105 cases recorded yesterday. This brings to 24,797 the total number of COVID-19 fatalities.

There were also 27 cases previously reported as recoveries have been validated to be active cases and 93 cases tagged earlier as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

There were also 17 duplicates that were removed from the total case count, of which 14 were recoveries.

Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 11.9 percent from 47,980 people who were tested.

Majority, or 94.9 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

All laboratories were operational on June 29, 2021 while five 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 five non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 2.4 percent of samples tested and 2.3 percent of positive individuals.

The DOH continues to remind the public that the safety of the country is everyone’s responsibility, and that by helping each other, the country will overcome this COVID-19 pandemic.

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