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THE Department of Health (DOH) reported a new low for new COVID-19 cases today as it recorded a 3,604 count, much lower than yesterday’s 5,204 total, according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, July 13, 2021.

Also, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country reached 1,481,660, with 46,934 listed as active cases or patients who are undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

The DOH also logged 5,840 new recoveries from the COVID-19 disease today, which is slightly higher than the 5,811 recoveries recorded yesterday.

Currently, there are now 1,408,634 individuals listed as total recoveries.

A total of 77 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, lower than the 100 cases recorded yesterday. This brings to 26,092 the total number of COVID-19 fatalities.

A total of five duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which five were recoveries.

Also, 72 cases earlier tagged as recoveries have been validated to be active cases while 47 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 10.6 percent from 29,375 people who were tested.

Majority, or 94.0 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

All laboratories were operational on July 11, 2021 while seven 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 seven non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 2.7 percent of samples tested and 2.5 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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