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The country recorded 5,257 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, the Department of Health’s latest bulletin showed.

Jun 2, 2021

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 2) – The country recorded 5,257 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, the Department of Healths latest bulletin showed.
Of the 1,240,716 total cases nationwide, 52,132 or 4.2% are active cases or currently ill patients. The DOH added that 93.1% of active cases have mild symptoms, 2.3% are asymptomatic, 1.5% are critical, 1.9% are in severe condition, and 1.32% are experiencing moderate symptoms.
Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 21,158 with 146 new fatalities reported. This is higher than 46 deaths recorded on Tuesday.
The number of COVID-19 survivors also climbed to 1,167,426 after 6,266 more patients recovered from the disease, DOH said.
All laboratories were operational on May 31, while three laboratories failed to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System. Based on data in the last 14 days, the DOH said that the three non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.13% of samples tested and 0.15% of positive individuals.
It added that eight duplicates were removed from the nationwide tally, of which six are recoveries, while 86 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.
The daily positivity rate or percentage of patients that tested positive is at 12.8%, based on the 37,822 tests done as of May 31. The World Health Organization said the ideal rate must be below 5% as high rates may mean high transmission.
Despite a downward trend in COVID-19 cases in the NCR Plus, the DOH noted a slow decline, which indicates it’s too soon to ease restrictions.
Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs logged seven new COVID-19 infections among Filipinos abroad, bringing the total to 19,772.
One patient recovered, pushing the number of recoveries abroad to 12,038. The DFA added that the death toll among overseas Filipinos remains at 1,194.
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