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THE Department of Health (DOH) today logged around 8,720 new recoveries from the COVID-19 disease, which is almost three times of the 2,867 recoveries recorded yesterday.

Currently, there are now 1,314,220 individuals listed as total recoveries.

The DOH also recorded 6,871 new COVID-19 cases, slightly up from yesterday’s 6,812 total, according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, June 26, 2021.

At present, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country has already reached 1,391,911, with 53,447 listed as active cases or patients who are currently being treated in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

A total of 92 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths today, which is slightly lower than the 116 cases recorded yesterday. This brings to 24,244 the total number of COVID-19 fatalities.

There were also 45 cases previously reported as recoveries have been validated as active cases and 53 cases reported earlier as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

Also, 13 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which 10 were recoveries.

Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 11.9 percent from 50,035 people who were tested.

Majority, or 95.2 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

All laboratories were operational on June 24, 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, 0.54 percent of samples tested and 0.65 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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