DFA: No new COVID-19 death among Filipinos abroad for 2 successive days | Global News

DFA: No new COVID-19 death among Filipinos abroad for 2 successive days

/ 07:27 PM May 15, 2020

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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