THE government has recorded 17,231 new Covid-19 cases in a day, the Department of Health announced on Friday.
The daily case count broke the previous record of 15,310 new infections logged on April 2.
The DOH said the total excludes data from two laboratories due to failure to submit their reports on time.
The DOH case bulletin counted 1,807,800 cases in total, with 6.8% or 123,251 active or currently sick. At least 94.1% of active cases have mild symptoms, 3.2% have no symptoms, 1.2% has severe symptoms, 0.86% is in moderate condition and 0.7% is in critical condition.
The death toll also climbed to 31,198 after 317 more people lost their lives to the disease. The fatality count is equivalent to 1.73% of the total number of cases.
Meanwhile, 5,595 persons recovered, bringing the survivor tally to 1,653,351 or 91.5% of the COVID-19 total.
These laboratories contributed an average of 0.03% of tested samples and 0.085 of positive individuals in the last 14 days, the DOH added.