The Philippines logged 943 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections, bringing the country’s tally to 29,400, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Saturday.

578 of the new cases are “fresh” or newly validated: 218 came from the National Capital Region, 296 came from Region VII, and 64 came from other areas across the country.

365 of the new cases are late cases: 60 came from the National Capital Region, 147 came from Region VII, and 158 came from other parts of the country.

Currently, there are 19,951 active COVID-19 cases undertaking medical treatment or  under quarantine: 19,390 are mild, 479 are asymptomatic, 63 are severe, and 19 are in critical condition.

The country’s COVID-19 death toll jumps to 1,150 with 20 new fatalities.

In a bit of good news, the Philippines continues to register a high number of recoveries continue with 272 new patients winning the battle against COVID-19, elevating the tally to 7,650.

This is the week with the biggest number of recoveries so far with 1,945 additional survivors on top of the 5,706 recorded as of last Saturday — the most recoveries announced in a single week.

Moreover, the daily average recoveries for this week stands at a new high of 277 per day.

Indonesia takes the lead in Southeast Asia for the most number of COVID-19 cases at 45,029. Singapore followed behind with 41,833 with the Philippines on its tail. (RJ Espartinez)