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THE Department of Health (DOH) reported that new COVID-19 cases today remained at the 5k level when it rose slightly to 5,966 from yesterday’s 5,908 total, according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, July 4, 2021.

Also, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country reached 1,436,369, with 52,708 listed as active cases or patients who are currently being treated in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

The DOH also logged 6,987 new recoveries from the COVID-19 disease today, slightly lower than the 7,698 recoveries recorded yesterday.

Currently, there are now 1,358,512 individuals listed as total recoveries.

A total of 86 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, which is lower than the 90 cases recorded yesterday. This brings to 25,149 the total number of COVID-19 fatalities.

There were also 130 cases previously reported as recoveries have been validated to be active cases and 27 cases tagged earlier as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

There were also 16 duplicates that were removed from the total case count, of which nine were recoveries.

Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 11.5 percent from 43,999 people who were tested.

Majority, or 95.0 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

All laboratories were operational on July 2, 2021 while one laboratory was not able to submit its data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS). Based on data in the last 14 days, the one non-reporting laboratory contributes, on average, 0.21 percent of samples tested and 0.06 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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