DFA: No new COVID-19 death among Filipinos abroad for 2 successive days
MANILA, Philippines — For two days now, no Filipino overseas was reported to have succumbed to the severe respiratory ailment COVID-19, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Friday.
The latest data released by DFA, however, showed that nine more Filipinos abroad tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, bringing the total to 2,331 as of May 15.
Of the count, DFA said 1,273 patients are still undergoing treatment while 15 new recoveries boosted the tally of recovered Filipinos overseas stricken with the virus to 789.
Below is the breakdown of COVID-19 cases among Filipinos living across 46 countries as of May 15, 2020:
Asia Pacific Region (12 countries)
Deaths – 2
Undergoing treatment – 132
Recovered or discharged – 291
Middle East/Africa (12 countries)
Deaths – 39
Undergoing treatment – 559
Recovered or discharged – 86
Europe (16 countries)
Deaths – 82
Undergoing treatment – 390
Recovered or discharged – 215
Americas (6 countries)
Deaths – 146
Undergoing treatment – 192
Recovered or discharged – 197
In the Philippines, there are so far 12,091 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 2,460 recoveries and 806 deaths.
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