DOH reports over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases

Published June 22, 2021, 6:21 PM

by Analou de Vera


The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Tuesday, June 22, reported that there are 3,666 new COVID-19 cases – bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Philippines to 1,367,894.

The last time that the DOH recorded less than 4,000 cases was on May 25 with 3,972 infections then.

Of the cumulative total, 3.9 percent or 52,696 cases are still active. Almost 90 percent of currently ill-patients have mild symptoms, while 4.2 percent are asymptomatic, 1.4 percent are critical, two percent are severe, and 1.40 percent have moderate symptoms.

Meanwhile, the death count jumped to 23,809 after 60 more patients succumbed to the disease.

The DOH also reported that the tally of recoveries also went up to 1,291, 389 with 6,810 new survivors.

The OCTA Research Group sounded the alarm in the cities of Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, and Tacloban due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

New COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila, are still on a downward trend, the group said.

Related story: OCTA still considers Davao, Iloilo, 3 other cities as COVID-19 ‘areas of concern’

Meanwhile, the release of the daily case bulletin was already delayed for two consecutive days. On Monday, June 21, the DOH explained that the delay was due to technical issues in its COVID-19 data collecting system. The case bulletin is being released daily at 4 p.m.