DFA records 21 new COVID-19 cases of Filipinos abroad, total now at 1,922 | Global News

DFA records 21 new COVID-19 cases of Filipinos abroad, total now at 1,922

/ 05:43 PM May 07, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has recorded 21 additional COVID-19 cases of Filipinos abroad, raising the total to 1,922 as of May 7.

Recoveries, meanwhile, stand at a total of 557 after 34 new recoveries were recorded from the Asia Pacific (ASPAC) region, DFA also reported. The current recovery rate is at 6.5%.

Seven new deaths were also recorded from the Americas, raising the total to 222 deaths. There are currently 46 countries and regions with confirmed Filipino COVID-19 cases.

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Europe currently has the most number of Filipino COVID-19 cases with 612 confirmed in 16 countries. The Americas, however, has recorded the most number of Filipino deaths with 128 fatalities recorded across six countries.

Below is the breakdown of the cases as of Thursday, May 7:

Europe (16 countries):

Deaths – 73

Undergoing treatment – 389

Recovered or discharged – 150

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Americas (6 countries):

Deaths – 128

Undergoing treatment – 243

Recovered or discharged – 132

Middle East/Africa (12 countries):

Deaths – 19Undergoing treatment – 379

Recovered or discharged – 36

ASPAC (12 countries)

Deaths – 2

Undergoing treatment – 132

Recovered or discharged – 239

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