A TOTAL of 7,302 new COVID-19 cases were logged by the Department of Health (DOH) today, June 13, 2021, which is slightly lower than the 8,027 total recorded yesterday, according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today.
At present, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country has already reached 1,315,639, with a lower count of 59,865 listed as active cases or patients currently being treated in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.
A total of 137 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, a little lower than the 145 recorded yesterday. This brings to 22,788 the total number of COVID-19 fatalities.
A total of 65 cases earlier tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation. Also, 15 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which there are nine recoveries and one death.
There were also 7,701 new recoveries from the disease today, which is lower than yesterday’s 8,940 recovered cases. Currently, there are now 1,232,986 individuals listed as total recoveries.
Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 12.4 percent from 50,757 people who were tested.
Majority, or 95.7 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.
All laboratories were operational on June 11, 2021 and only 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, 0.17 percent of samples tested and 0.18 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.