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5,966 more Philippine COVID-19 infections logged; active cases at 52,708

The Philippines reported 5,966 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, raising the country's total tally to 1,436,369.

The Department of Health said the new infections brought the number of active cases in the country to 52,708, of which 91.1% were mild, 3.8% were asymptomatic, 2.1% were severe, and 1.4% were in critical condition.

Total recoveries also climbed to 1,358,512 after 6,987 more people defeated the disease.

The death toll, meanwhile, rose to 25,149 with 86 new fatalities.

The DOH said 16 duplicates were removed from the total case count, while 130 cases previously tagged as recoveries were validated as active cases.

Twenty-seven cases previously tagged as recoveries were also reclassified as deaths after final validation.

The DOH also said one laboratory was not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System.

Data from the DOH showed that 57% of the country's intensive care unit beds and 34% of the mechanical ventilators were utilized.

In the National Capital Region, 46% of the ICU beds and 29% of the ventilators were in use. — DVM, GMA News