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MANILA, May 11 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines on Monday reported 6,846 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total tally to 1,108,826, as five laboratories failed to submit data on time.

The Department of Health said this brought the total active cases in the country to 59,897, of which 93.7% are mild, 2.2% are asymptomatic, 1.7% are severe, and 1.3% are in critical condition.

Meanwhile, total recoveries increased to 1,030,367 after 8,193 more patients defeated the viral disease.

The death toll also rose to 18,562 with 90 new fatalities.

The DOH noted that 10 duplicates were removed from the total case count, while 40 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

Data from the DOH also showed that 61% of the country’s intensive care unit beds are utilized, while 40% of the mechanical ventilators are in use.

Further, 67% of the National Capital Region’s ICU beds are utilized, while 47% of its ventilators are in use.

Meanwhile, 5 more Filipinos overseas have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the total tally to 18,545, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday.

The DFA said total recoveries and fatalities remained at 11,349 and 1,160, respectively.

The Middle East/Africa remained to be the region with the most number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad at 10,465 with 758 deaths and 5,912 recoveries.

The Asia Pacific Region followed with 3,709 infections including 29 fatalities and 2,495 recoveries.

In Europe, a total of 3,388 Filipinos were infected with the virus, of which 130 have died, while 2,317 have recovered.

The Americas, meanwhile, has recorded 983 cases with 243 fatalities and 625 recoveries. (MNS)

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