The country posted another 2,249 COVID-19 infections, pulling the total close to 337,000, the Department of Health announced on Saturday.
The agency said in its online case bulletin, there are now 336,926 infected patients in the country of which 54,594 are active cases or currently sick. Of the new infections, 1,951 or 87 percent were detected in the last 14 days. Meanwhile, 85.8 percent of active cases have mild symptoms. 10 percent have no symptoms, 2.9 percent are in critical condition while 1.3 percent are severe cases.
Metro Manila topped the list of areas with the highest number of new cases with 651 more infections, followed by Batangas with 139, Iloilo with 136, Laguna with 128 and Quezon with 107 new infected residents, the department said.
The number of recoveries also increased to 276,094 after 842 more patients got better. However, the death toll hit 6,238 with 87 more fatalities, the DOH noted. The deaths were recorded in different months including one in April, one in June, three in July, six in August, 40 in September and 36 in October.
The DOH mentioned that 34 recoveries from its previous report were actually deaths, after validation. It added that 89 duplicate cases were removed from the total including 17 recoveries and one death.
The agency said 17 COVID-19 laboratories have not yet submitted their case reports so they were not included in the total count.