DOH logs 5,204 new COVID-19 cases

Published July 12, 2021, 4:02 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

Five thousand more have been added to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country.


The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday, July 12, reported 5,204 new cases, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 1,478,061.

The Health department also reported 5,811 new recoveries and 100 new deaths.

Recoveries now total 1,402,918 while deaths increased to 26,015.

The DOH said 12 duplicates were removed from the total case count as nine of these were recoveries.

“In addition, 156 cases were deactivated after being tagged by their Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Units (RESUs)/City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESUs) as duplicates. Of these, 150 are recoveries and six are deaths,” it said.

“Moreover, 75 cases previously tagged as recoveries have been validated to be active cases and 62 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” added the DOH.

The Health department said all labs were operational on July 10, 2021 while eight labs were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).

It added that based on data in the last 14 days, the non-reporting labs contribute, on average, 0.4 percent of samples tested and 1.3 percent of positive individuals.