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THE Department of Health (DOH) today logged 4,353 new COVID-19 cases, slightly up from yesterday’s 3,666 total, according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, June 23, 2021.

At present, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country has already reached 1,372,232, with 49,862 listed as active cases or patients who are currently being treated in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

A total of 119 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, which is also almost double the 60 cases recorded yesterday. This brings to 23,928 the total number of COVID-19 fatalities.

There were also 74 cases previously reported as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

Also, 15 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which 12 were recoveries.

There were also 7,139 new recoveries from the disease today, which is slightly higher than the 6,810 recoveries posted yesterday. Currently, there are now 1,298,442 individuals listed as total recoveries.

Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 11.4 percent from 33,413 people who were tested.

Majority, or 94.9 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

All laboratories were operational on June 21, 2021 while six laboratories failed to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS). Based on data in the last 14 days, the six non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 3.2 percent of samples tested and 4.5 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, the country will overcome this COVID-19 pandemic.

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