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THE Department of Health (DOH) today logged 5,803 new COVID-19 cases, which is lower than the 6,959 total recorded yesterday, according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, June 20, 2021, Father’s Day.

At present, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country has already reached 1,359,015, with 57,679 listed as active cases or patients who are currently being treated in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

A total of 84 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, down by almost half from the 153 cases recorded yesterday. This brings to 23,621 the total number of COVID-19 fatalities.

There were also 115 cases previously reported as recoveries have been validated to be active cases and 59 cases tagged earlier as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

Also, eight duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which six were recoveries and one is a death.

There were also 7,652 new recoveries from the disease today, which is lower than the 9,407 recoveries posted yesterday. Currently, there are now 1,277,715 individuals listed as total recoveries.

Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 13.2 percent from 48,073 people who were tested.

Majority, or 95.6 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

All laboratories were operational on June 18, 2021 while two laboratories failed to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS). Based on data in the last 14 days, the two non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.14 percent of samples tested and 0.13 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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