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THE Department of Health (DOH) reported that new COVID-19 cases today remained at the 5k level for the fourth straight day with a 5,916 count, slightly higher than yesterday’s 5,675 total, according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, July 11, 2021.

Also, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country reached 1,473,025, with 49,701 listed as active cases or patients who are undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

The DOH also logged 6,127 new recoveries from the COVID-19 disease today, which is lower than the 7,552 recoveries recorded yesterday.

Currently, there are now 1,397,403 individuals listed as total recoveries.

A total of 105 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, also slightly higher than the 96 cases recorded yesterday. This brings to 25,921 the total number of COVID-19 fatalities.

Moreover, 53 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

There were 10 duplicates removed from the total case count, of which six were recoveries.

Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 11.4 percent from 47,070 people who were tested.

Majority, or 94.4 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

All laboratories were operational on July 9, 2021 while three 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 three non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.7 percent of samples tested and 0.5 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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