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THE Department of Health (DOH) today logged 5,249 new COVID-19 cases, which is slightly lower than the 5,803 total recorded yesterday, according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, June 21, 2021.

At present, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country has already reached 1,364,239, with 55,847 listed as active cases or patients who are currently being treated in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

A total of 128 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, which is higher than the 84 cases recorded yesterday. This brings to 23,749 the total number of COVID-19 fatalities.

There were also 62 cases previously reported as recoveries have been validated to be active cases and 45 cases tagged earlier as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

Also, 23 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which 16 were recoveries. In addition, two cases were found to have tested negative and have been removed from the total case count and these two cases have been listed as recoveries.

There were also 7,053 new recoveries from the disease today, which is lower than the 7,652 recoveries posted yesterday. Currently, there are now 1,284,643 individuals listed as total recoveries.

Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 13.0 percent from 43,012 people who were tested.

Majority, or 95.5 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

All laboratories were operational on June 19, 2021 while eight laboratories failed to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS). Based on data in the last 14 days, the eight non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.80 percent of samples tested and 0.71 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, we will overcome this COVID-19 pandemic.

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