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THE Department of Health (DOH) today logged 6,043 new COVID-19 cases, up from yesterday’s 4,353 total, according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, June 24, 2021.

At present, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country has already reached 1,378,260, with 51,410 listed as active cases or patients who are currently being treated in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

A total of 108 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, which is slightly lower than the 119 cases recorded yesterday. This brings to 24,036 the total number of COVID-19 fatalities.

There were also 44 cases previously reported as recoveries were validated to be active cases and 61 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

Also, 15 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which nine were recoveries.

There were also 4,486 new recoveries from the disease today, which is significantly lower than the 7,139 recoveries posted yesterday. Currently, there are now 1,302,814 individuals listed as total recoveries.

Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 12.0 percent from 46,497 people who were tested.

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

All laboratories were operational on June 22, 2021 while one laboratory failed 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, 0.35 percent of samples tested and 0.24 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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