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The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the country surpassed 54,000 on Saturday with 1,387 new infections, of which 918 are "fresh" or newly validated and 469 are late, bringing the nationwide tally to 54,222.

The Department of Health (DOH) also announced that the total recoveries rose to 14,037 with a record high 807 new recoveries, while the death toll increased to 1,372 with 12 new fatalities.

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Among the fresh cases, 261 are from the National Capital Region, 62 are from Region VII, and 595 are from other areas across the country.

Among the late cases, 178 are from the National Capital Region, 15 are from Region VII, 276 are from other areas across the country.

There are also 38,813 active cases undergoing treatment or quarantine. -MDM, GMA News

This article Philippines' COVID-19 cases surpass 54k with 1,387 new infections; recoveries reach record high was originally published in GMA News Online.

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