MANILA, Philippines — The number of people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has soared to 52,914 as 1,233 new cases were recorded on Friday.
According to the latest data from the Department of Health, 848 of these cases were tagged as fresh while 385 are late cases.
Fresh cases, according to the DOH, are those whose positive results were validated and were released within three days, while late cases are those whose results were validated four days or later.
Meanwhile, those who have recovered from the respiratory disease is now at 13,230 after the DOH recorded an additional 286 recoveries.
However, there were also 42 new deaths, bringing the total death cou…
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