THE Department of Health (DOH) recorded a total of 7,186 new COVID-19 cases today, slightly higher than yesterday’s 6,664 total, according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, July 27, 2021.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 1,562,420, with 56,477 listed as active cases or patients who are undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.
A total of 72 COVID-19 deaths were registered today, which is higher than the 23 cases recorded yesterday. Total number of COVID-19 fatalities is still at 27,318.
The DOH also logged 5,672 new recoveries from the COVID-19 disease today, which is slightly lower than the 5,766 number of recoveries recorded yesterday.
Currently, there are now 1,478,625 individuals listed as total recoveries.
Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 13.2 percent from 30,016 people who were tested.
Majority, or 94.8 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.
A total of 162 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which seven were recoveries and one is a death.
Aside from that, there were also 49 cases earlier tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.
All laboratories were operational on July 25, 2021 while 13 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 13 non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 3.4 percent of samples tested and 3.7 percent of positive individuals.
The DOH also 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.