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THE Department of Health (DOH) reported that new COVID-19 cases today is still at the 5k level when it sank slightly to 5,392 from yesterday’s 5,966 total, according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, July 5, 2021.

Also, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country reached 1,441,746, with 51,594 listed as active cases or patients who are currently being treated in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

The DOH also logged 6,477 new recoveries from the COVID-19 disease today, slightly lower than the 6,987 recoveries recorded yesterday.

Currently, there are now 1,364,960 individuals listed as total recoveries.

A total of 43 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, about half of the 86 cases recorded yesterday. This brings to 25,192 the total number of COVID-19 fatalities.

There were also 20 cases previously reported as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

There were also 15 duplicates that were removed from the total case count, of which nine were recoveries.

Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 11.3 percent from 47,614 people who were tested.

Majority, or 94.8 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

All laboratories were operational on July 3, 2021 while 10 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 10 non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.70 percent of samples tested and 1.40 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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