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MANILA, June 26 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reported 6,871 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, bringing the total to 1,391,911 as three laboratories failed to submit reports on time.

The DOH also reported that total recoveries climbed to 1,314,220 after 8,720 more patients recovered from the illness.

Due to this, the country’s active cases slightly decreased to 53,447.

Of this, 89.4% were mild, 5.7% were asymptomatic, 2.0% were severe, and 1.3% were in critical condition.

Meanwhile, 92 new fatalities brought the death toll to 24,244.

Thirteen duplicate cases were also removed from the total case count.

“Moreover, 45 cases previously tagged as recoveries have been validated to be active cases, and 53 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH said.

Data from the DOH showed that 58% of the intensive care unit beds nationwide are in use while 36% of the mechanical ventilators are occupied.

In the National Capital Region, 44% of the ICU beds are being utilized by patients while 31% of the mechanical ventilators are in use.

Meanwhile, the UP National Institutes of Health earlier said that no local cases of the more infectious Delta variant that was first discovered in India have been detected in the country.

At present, the DOH has detected 17 cases of the variant. (MNS)

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