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The Department of Health (DOH) today recorded a low 3,083 new COVID-19 cases today, the lowest in the past several weeks.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 1,179,812 while active cases remain at the low 50-thousand level with 50,635 cases, or about 4.3 percent of the overall tally.

Meanwhile, an additional 6,756 individuals were reported to have recovered from the disease, bringing total recoveries to 1,109,226, or 94 percent of the total case count.

However, 38 individuals were reported to have died, bringing total COVID-19 deaths to 19,951, or 1.69 percent of the total COVID-19 cases in the country.

Based on the latest reports, all laboratories were operational last May 21, 2021 but there were three laboratories that failed to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS). According to data for the past 14 days, the contribution of the three laboratories were about 4.1 percent of all samples tested, and 2.6 percent of positive individuals.

The DOH said that the low number of cases recorded today is due to the ongoing updates being done on COVIDKaya that’s why there are some data not included in the present bulletin. This is already being fixed by the COVIDKaya technical team.

Also, 10 duplicates were removed from the total case count, where eight are recoveries.

Additionally, 1,478 cases were deactivated after being tagged by their Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Units/City Epidemiology Surveillance Units (RESUs/CESUs) as being duplicates.

Meanwhile, 25 cases originally tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

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