The Philippines logged 603 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 2,834,775.

The Department of Health (DOH) reported that four Covid-19 laboratories failed to submit their daily reports on time, while two laboratories were not working on December 3. 

Currently, there are 13,853 active Covid-19 infections undergoing medical treatment: 5,532 are mild, 1,270 are asymptomatic, 2,410 are severe, and 738 are in critical condition.

Meanwhile, the country’s recovery rate climbed to 2,771 with 1,047 more patients winning the fight against the deadly respiratory illness.

Death toll, on the other hand, increased to 49,386 with 156 new fatalities. 

The health department clarified that only 12 from the 156 fatalities happened in December 2021. 

“Thirty-six percent of the reported deaths today occurred in November 2021 due to late encoding of death information to COVIDKaya. This issue is currently being coordinated with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Units to ensure information is up to date,” the DOH said.

The DOH also confirmed that six duplicates were successfully removed, while 116 infections have tested negative and were already removed as well from the nationwide. Ronald Espartinez