MANILA, July 19 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines on Sunday reported 5,411 new COVID-19 infections, pushing the country’s total tally to 1,507,755 as four laboratories failed to submit data on time.

The Department of Health said the new cases brought total active cases in the country to 47,190, of which 91.9% are mild, 1.9% are asymptomatic, 2.7% are severe, and 1.6% are in critical condition.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries rose to 1,433,851 after 5,439 more patients recovered from the respiratory illness.

The death toll climbed to 26,714 with 117 new fatalities.

The DOH said 15 duplicates were removed from the total case count, while 82 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

Data from the DOH showed that 55% of the country’s intensive care unit beds are utilized, while 35% of the mechanical ventilators are also in use.

In Metro Manila, 42% of the ICU beds are in use, while 33% of the ventilators are utilized. (MNS)

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