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Philippines logs 12,159 new COVID-19 infections; active cases now at 90,927

The Philippines on Sunday reported 12,159 new COVID-19 infections, pushing the country's total tally to 2,666,562, as two laboratories failed to submit data on time.

The Department of Health said the new cases brought the total active cases in the country to 90,927, of which 72.2% were mild, 16.2% were asymptomatic, 3.4% were severe, and 1.4% were in critical condition.

This active case count is lowest since the 87,663 tally on August 12.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries rose to 2,536,011 after 27,727 more patients recovered from the respiratory illness. This is the highest number of recoveries logged since the 45,249 on October 3.

The death toll climbed to 39,624 with 119 new fatalities.

The DOH said 47 duplicates were removed from the total case count, while 71 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

Data from the DOH also showed that 70% of the country’s intensive care unit beds are utilized, while 50% of the mechanical ventilators are also in use.

In Metro Manila, 69% of the ICU beds are in use, while 51% of the ventilators are utilized. — DVM/BM, GMA News