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THE Department of Health (DOH) reported that new COVID-19 cases today sank slightly lower to 5,908 from yesterday’s 6,192 total, according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, July 3, 2021.

Also, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country reached 1,430,419, with 53,665 listed as active cases or patients who are currently being treated in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

The DOH also logged 7,698 new recoveries from the COVID-19 disease today, over three times higher than the 2,212 recoveries recorded yesterday.

Currently, there are now 1,351,691 individuals listed as total recoveries.

A total of 90 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, which is much lower than the 177 cases recorded yesterday. This brings to 25,063 the total number of COVID-19 fatalities.

There were also 19 cases previously reported as recoveries have been validated to be active cases and 46 cases tagged earlier as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

There were also 7 duplicates that were removed from the total case count, of which five were recoveries.

Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 10.6 percent from 50,752 people who were tested.

Majority, or 95.1 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

All laboratories were operational on July 1, 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, 2.2 percent of samples tested and 2.9 percent of positive individuals.

The DOH continues to remind the public to strictly observe the Minimum Public Health Standards to ensure the safe recovery of our country. The moment any symptoms of COVID-19 are experienced, coordinate immediately with the BHERTs (Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams) or with the One COVID Referral Center.

The agency reiterates 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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