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THE Department of Health (DOH) reported that new COVID-19 cases today sank to a 4,114 count from yesterday’s 5,392 total, according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, July 6, 2021.

The last time new COVID-19 cases were at the 4k level was on June 30, 2021 when it reached 4,509 cases.

Also, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country reached 1,445,832, with 49,613 listed as active cases or patients who are undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

The DOH also logged 6,086 new recoveries from the COVID-19 disease today, slightly lower than the 6,477 recoveries recorded yesterday.

Currently, there are now 1,370,923 individuals listed as total recoveries.

A total of 104 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, or more than double the 43 cases recorded yesterday. This brings to 25,296 the total number of COVID-19 fatalities.

Also, 38 cases previously reported as recoveries were validated to be active cases and 63 cases tagged earlier as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

Moreover, 38 cases previously tagged as recoveries have been validated to be active cases and 63 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

There were 28 duplicates removed from the total case count, of which 22 were recoveries.

Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 10.5 percent from 31,536 people who were tested.

Majority, or 94.7 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

All laboratories were operational on July 4, 2021 while nine 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 nine non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 5.2 percent of samples tested and 6.7 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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