A TOTAL of 7,485 new COVID-19 cases were recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) today, which is higher than the 5,462 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 1,293,687, with 56,921 listed as active cases or patients currently being treated in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.
A total of 122 cases were added to the list of COVID-19 deaths, which is slightly lower compared to the 126 recorded yesterday. This brings to 22,312 the total number of fatalities from the dreaded disease.
Moreover, 65 cases earlier tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.
There were also 4,504 new recoveries from the disease, which is lower than yesterday’s 7,854. Currently, there are now 1,214,454 individuals listed as total recoveries.
Meanwhile, positivity rate is at 12.8 percent from 51,688 people who were tested.
Majority, or 95.8 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 8, 2021, four laboratories failed to submit data to the COVID-19 document repository system (CDRS). Based on data in the last 14 days, the four non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.52 percent of samples tested and 0.43 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.