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MANILA, Apr 29 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases rose to 1,020,495 on Wednesday with 6,895 new infections as five laboratories failed to submit data on time.

Data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed the total number of active cases in the country has gone down to 67,769.

Of this, 94.9% are mild, 1.6% are asymptomatic, 1.4% are severe, and 1.1% are in critical condition.

Meanwhile, 10,739 more patients have recovered from the illness, bringing the total to 935,695, while 115 new fatalities brought the death toll to 17,031.

Eighteen duplicate cases were also removed from the total case count.

“Moreover, 59 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH said.

Data also showed that 63% of the country’s intensive care unit beds are in use while 47% of the mechanical ventilators are occupied.

In the National Capital Region, 71% of the ICU beds are being utilized by patients while 59% of the mechanical ventilators are in use.

The Philippines has imposed a travel ban on all travelers from India amid the deadly resurgence of the COVID-19 in the South Asian country starting April 29, 2021 and will last until May 14.

The DOH said the travel ban also covers Filipinos living there. (MNS)

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