MANILA, June 7 (Mabuhay) –The Philippines on Sunday reported 7,228 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total tally to 1,269,478, as three laboratories failed to submit data on time.

The Department of Health said this brought the total active cases in the country to 59,337, of which 93.5% were mild, 2.4% were asymptomatic, 1.7% were severe, and 1.3% were in critical condition.

Meanwhile, total recoveries increased to 1,188,243 after 7,372 more patients defeated the viral disease.

The death toll also climbed to 21,898 with 166 new fatalities.

The DOH noted that 23 duplicates were removed from the total case count, while 109 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

Data from the DOH also showed that 58% of the country’s intensive care unit beds were utilized, while 38% of the mechanical ventilators were in use.

In the National Capital Region, 51% of its ICU beds were utilized, while 34% of its ventilators were in use. (MNS)

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