MANILA, June 19 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines on Friday reported 6,833 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the total to 1,346,276, as five laboratories failed to submit reports on time.
According to the Department of Health (DOH), the number of active cases in the country rose to 61,776.
Of this, 92.2% are mild, 3.7% are asymptomatic, 1.7% are severe, and 1.2% are in critical condition.
The DOH also announced that total recoveries also rose to 1,261,115 after 3,441 more patients recovered from the illness while 110 new fatalities brought the death toll to 23,385.
Fourteen duplicate cases were also removed from the total case count.
“Moreover, 30 cases previously tagged as recoveries have been validated to be active cases, and 60 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH said.
Data from the DOH showed that 59% of the intensive care unit beds nationwide are in use while 37% of the mechanical ventilators are occupied.
In the National Capital Region, 46% of the ICU beds are being utilized by patients while 32% of the mechanical ventilators are in use.
The OCTA Research group earlier said the utilization rate for intensive care units dedicated to severe cases in Davao City is at a critical level. (MNS)