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A TOTAL of 6,686 new COVID-19 cases were recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) today, June 11, 2021, slightly lower than the 7,485 total recorded yesterday, according to the latest COVID-19 case bulletin by the DOH.

As of now, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country has already reached 1,300,349, with a higher count of 61,345 listed as active cases or patients currently being treated in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

A total of 196 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, much higher compared to the 122 recorded yesterday. This brings to 22,507 the total number of fatalities from the dreaded disease.

Moreover, 127 cases earlier tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation. Also, 1,000 cases previously classified as recoveries were retagged as active cases after validation.

There were also 3,190 new recoveries from the disease, which is lower than yesterday’s 4,504. Currently, there are now 1,216,497 individuals listed as total recoveries.

Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 13.3 percent from 49,371 people who were tested.

Majority, or 95.9 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

The DOH clarified that although all laboratories that were the source of data released today were operational last June 9, 2021, three laboratories failed to submit 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, 0.27 percent of samples tested and 0.38 percent of positive individuals.

The DOH continues to appeal to the public to maintain the observance of health and safety protocols to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the country, and to support the national vaccination program because the prime objective of the government is to ensure the safety of all.

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