The Department of Health listed 433 new COVID-19 cases nationwide on Sunday, the same count logged the day before.
The DOH said 392 of the recorded infections occurred within the last 14 days, while the rest were reported late. Metro Manila remains as the top contributing region with 192 more COVID-19 cases, followed by Calabarzon with 45 and Central Luzon with 33.
The total number of infected is now at 2,838,640, of which 0.3% or 9,522 are active cases. This is higher than Saturday’s active case tally which was at 9,376.
According to the DOH, 458 of the currently sick show no symptoms, while 3,574 are mild cases, 3,339 are moderate, 1,777 are severe, and 374 are critical.
Thirteen more patients succumbed to the illness, with the death toll hitting 51,200. Only five of the newly confirmed fatalities transpired this month, while three happened in October, two in September, one in July, and two in March.
After final validation, the DOH also noted that nine people it earlier declared as recovered were found to have died of COVID-19.
Another 283 survivors, meanwhile, were added to the number of recoveries which climbed to 2,777,918.
Six testing laboratories did not send their reports on time, while two did not operate on Dec. 24, the department said. These eight laboratories accounted for 0.7% of all samples tested and 0.9% of positive cases over the past two weeks.
The DOH also deleted five duplicate entries from its data, as well as 169 cases found to have tested negative.