DFA: Another 27 Filipinos abroad infected with COVID-19; 7 more die

/ 05:23 PM April 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Friday that an additional 27 Filipinos abroad have been found infected with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

This, while seven more have succumbed to the respiratory illness, raising the death toll to 79, DFA added.


“To date, the DFA reports a total of 634 confirmed COVID-19 cases among our nationals across the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East/Africa, of which 27.1% have recovered and 12.5% fatalities recorded,” it said.

The 27.1% represents the 555 cases wherein 383 currently receive treatment while 172 were either recovered or released from the hospital.


“The men and women of the DFA share the grief of the families left behind and extend our deepest condolences,” they added.

DFA also specifically enumerated the number of cases per region or continent, as follows: 226 in the Asia Pacific region, 210 in 12 countries in Europe, 78 in the Middle East and Africa zones, and 120 in the Americas.

Worldwide, COVID-19 has so far infected over 1.6 million individuals as more than 96,780 have died while 353,480 have recovered from the disease.



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