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Philippines logs 6,913 new COVID-19 cases; total caseload at 2,720,368

The Philippines on Sunday registered 6,913 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the country's total caseload to 2,720,368.

The new infections were the lowest recorded since the 6,879 cases on August 3, 2021.

According to the Department of Health, the new cases brought the country's active case count to 81,641, of which 82% are mild, 5.5% are asymptomatic, 3.8% are severe, and 1.6% are in critical condition.

Total recoveries increased to 2,598,052 after 10,237 more patients defeated the viral disease.

The death toll rose to 40,675 with 95 new fatalities.

The DOH said 54 duplicates were removed from the total case count, while 31 cases previously tagged as recoveries have been reclassified as deaths after final validation.

The DOH said all laboratories were operational on October 15, while three laboratories were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System.

Data from the DOH also showed that 62% of the country’s intensive care unit beds were utilized, while 46% of the mechanical ventilators were also in use.

In Metro Manila, 59% of ICU beds were in use, while 44% of the ventilators were utilized. — DVM, GMA News