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MANILA, Oct 9 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines on Friday reported 10,670 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections as two laboratories failed to submit data on time.

According to the Department of Health (DOH), this brought the total to 2,643,494.

The DOH also announced that active cases rose to 118,203.

Of this, 77.7% are mild, 13.4% are asymptomatic, 2.7% are severe, and 1.1% are in critical condition.

Meanwhile, total recoveries climbed to 2,486,059 with 7,691 new ones while 191 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 39,232.

The DOH also earlier reported an additional 104 new fatalities that belong to the October 5 and October data.

Fifty-seven duplicate cases were also removed from the total case count while 128 cases that were previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths.

Data also showed that the intensive care unit beds for COVID-19 patients remain at high risk with 72% of the total 4,500 ICU beds nationwide in use while 71% of the total 1,500 ICU beds in the National Capital Region are occupied.

High risk means the occupancy rate is more than 70% but less than 85%.

Meanwhile, 58% of the 15,500 ward beds in the Philippines are being utilized while 54% of the 4,400 ward beds in NCR are in use.

The DOH earlier said that three regions in the Philippines reported an increase in new COVID-19 cases.(MNS)

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