MANILA, July 13 (Mabuhay) –The Philippines on Monday reported 5,204 new COVID-19 infections, pushing the country’s total tally to 1,478,061, as eight laboratories failed to submit data on time.

The Department of Health said the new cases brought the total active cases in the country to 49,128, of which, 89.6% are mild, 4.7% are asymptomatic, 2.5% are severe, and 1.5% are in critical condition.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries rose to 1,402,918 after 5,811 more patients recovered from the viral disease.

The death toll climbed to 26,015 with 100 new fatalities.

The DOH said 12 duplicates were removed from the total case count, while 156 cases were deactivated after being tagged by their epidemiological surveillance units as duplicates.

Moreover, 75 cases previously tagged as recoveries have been validated to be active cases, and 62 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

Data from the DOH showed that 57% of the country’s intensive care unit beds are utilized, while 36% of the mechanical ventilators are also in use.

In Metro Manila, 42% of the ICU beds are in use, while 30% of the ventilators are utilized.(MNS)

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