MANILA, Dec 25 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines on Friday recorded 310 new COVID-19 cases bringing the nationwide tally to 2,838,032.

According to the Department of Health (DOH)’s latest bulletin, there were 9,321 active infections logged, of which 474 are asymptomatic, 3,295 are mild, 3,382 are moderate, 1,795 are severe, and 375 are in critical condition.

Total recoveries climbed to 2,777,661 with 227 new individuals defeating the viral illness.

The DOH reported 69 new fatalities, pushing the death tally to 51,050.

Meanwhile, the country’s COVID-19 positivity rate was at 1.4%, slightly higher than the 1.1% positivity rate recorded on Thursday.

Both are within the World Health Organization’s requirement target of less than 5% positivity rate. The total conducted COVID-19 tests were at 28,561.

Latest data showed that 19% of 3,500 intensive care unit (ICU) beds for COVID-19 patients nationwide are in use.

At least 11% of the 12,400 ward beds in the country are utilized, while 16% of the 3,700 ward beds in the National Capital Region (NCR) are in use.

The DOH said two laboratories were not operational since December 22, while there were five laboratories that failed to submit data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System.

The health department reported nine duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, eight are recoveries.

Meanwhile, at least 57 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation. (MNS)

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