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PH records 153 new COVID-19 deaths as cases top 1.35 million

June 19, 2021 People's Tonight 621 views

CNN Philippines – The country recorded 153 new COVID-19 deaths, the fifth day in a row this week with more than a hundred fatalities, pushing the death toll to 23,538.

The Department of Health’s (DOH) case bulletin on Saturday said the death toll is 1.74 percent of the case tally, which rose to 1,353,220 after 6,959 more people got infected. Of this total, 4.4 percent or 59,439 are active or ill – with 92.2 percent experiencing mild symptoms, 3.6 percent without symptoms, 1.7 percent with severe symptoms, 1.3 percent in critical condition, and 1.25 percent in moderate condition.

The recovery count also rose to 1,270,243 or 93.9 percent of the COVID-19 count after 9,407 more people were cleared of the coronavirus. The DOH said 267 recoveries were reclassified after validation – 170 into active cases and 97 into deaths. It also deleted 15 duplicate cases, including 12 survivors.

The total excludes data from six laboratories that failed to submit their reports on time, the DOH said. These laboratories contributed an average of 3.5 percent of samples tested and 3.9 percent of positive individuals in the last 14 days.