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A TOTAL of 4,777 new COVID-19 cases were recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) today, which is lower than the 6,539 total recorded yesterday.

As of now, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country has already reached 1,280,773, with 56,452 listed as active cases or those patients currently being treated in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

A total of 95 were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths, which is higher compared to the 71 recorded yesterday. This brings to 22,064 the total number of fatalities from the dreaded disease.

Included in the 95 recorded deaths are 40 cases tagged previously as recoveries but were listed as deaths upon final validation by the DOH.

There were also 7,122 new recoveries from the disease, which is higher than yesterday’s 6,969. Currently, there are now 1,202,257 individuals listed as total recoveries.

Positivity rate is at 14.3 percent from 29,125 people who were tested..

Majority, or 95.7 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic cases.

The DOH clarified that although all laboratories that were the source of data released today were operational last June 6, there were 10 laboratories that failed to submit data to the COVID-19 document repository system (CDRS).

Based on data for the past 14 days, the 10 non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 2.7 percent of all samples tested and 2.9 percent of positive individuals.

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