COVID-19 hits 40 more Filipinos abroad; 10 new deaths reported
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has reported an additional 40 new coronavirus infection and 10 deaths from COVID-19 among overseas Filipinos.
Data released by DFA on Wednesday showed that a total of 1,644 Filipinos abroad are now been infected by SARS-CoV-2, which causes respiratory illness coronavirus disease 2019.
Of the number, 1,011 patients are still undergoing treatment while 434 have recovered.
Also, DFA said a total of 199 Filipinos overseas have died from COVID-19 with the latest 10 fatalities recorded in the Americas and the Middle East.
Below is the breakdown of the COVID-19 cases among Filipinos located across 46 countries as of April 29, 2020:
Asia Pacific (12 countries)
Deaths – 2
Undergoing treatment – 159
Recovered or discharged – 204
Middle East/Africa (12 countries)
Deaths – 18
Undergoing treatment – 319
Recovered or discharged – 13
Europe (16 countries)
Deaths – 64
Undergoing treatment – 290
Recovered or discharged – 107
Americas (6 countries)
Deaths – 115
Undergoing treatment – 243
Recovered or discharged – 110
In the Philippines, 8,212 cases of COVID-19 have been reported as of April 29. Of this, 1,023 have recovered while 558 have died.
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