MANILA, June 12 (Mabuhay) — The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the country rose to 1,300,349 on Friday with 6,686 new infections as three laboratories failed to submit data on time.

According to the Department of Health (DOH), this pushed the number of active cases to 61,345, the highest since May 09.

The active tally included the 1,000 cases that DOH previously tagged as recovered but were later reclassified as active cases.

Of this, 91.6% are mild, 4.3% are asymptomatic, 1.7% are severe, and 1.2% are in critical condition.

The DOH also announced that 3,190 more patients recovered from the illness, bringing the total to 1,216,497, while 196 new fatalities brought the death toll to 22,507.

Twenty-four duplicate cases were also removed from the total case count.

“Moreover, 127 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH said.

Data from the DOH showed that 58% of the country’s intensive care unit beds are in use while 35% of the mechanical ventilators are occupied.

In the National Capital Region, 50% of the ICU beds are being utilized by patients while 32% of the mechanical ventilators are in use.

The DOH earlier warned the public against lying and falsifying documents about comorbidities to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

This was after local authorities in the cities of Cebu and San Juan caught some people lying about comorbidities to get vaccinated.

Meanwhile, a total of 153 more Filipinos abroad tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the total tally to 20,090, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday.

The DFA also announced that total recoveries climbed to 12,073 after four more recovered from the illness while two new fatalities brought the death toll to 1,198.

Meanwhile, there are 6,819 patients still undergoing treatment.

Data from the DFA showed a total of 4,217 confirmed cases in Asia and the Pacific Region with 1,501 patients still undergoing treatment. Recoveries and fatalities in the region were recorded at 2,683 and 33, respectively.

Meanwhile, 11,359 Filipinos have tested positive in the Middle East or Africa. Of this, 4,273 are active cases, 6,293 have recovered, and 793 have died.

Europe has also reported 3,530 confirmed cases with 930 patients undergoing treatment. The region has recorded 2,470 recoveries and 130 fatalities.

In the Americas, a total of 984 Filipinos have tested positive with 115 active cases. A total of 627 patients have recovered while 242 have died. (MNS)

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