COVID-19 cases among overseas Filipinos breach 5,400-mark | Global News

COVID-19 cases among overseas Filipinos breach 5,400-mark

Over 2,800 undergoing treatment
/ 04:53 PM June 08, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases among Filipinos abroad breached the 5,400-mark with 13 new cases, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Monday.

Data released by the DFA showed that there are so far 5,405 overseas Filipinos who have contracted the disease.

Of the number, 2,803 patients are still undergoing treatment while 2,231 have recovered or discharged from the hospital.


There are 371 deaths reported with one new fatality, according to DFA figures.


Below is the breakdown of the COVID-19 cases among Filipinos across 49 countries and regions as of June 8, 2020:

Asia Pacific Region (13 countries)

Deaths – 2

Undergoing treatment – 154

Recovered or discharged – 367

Middle East/Africa (14 countries)


Deaths – 125

Undergoing treatment – 1,916

Recovered or discharged – 1,327

Europe (16 countries)

Deaths – 91

Undergoing treatment – 468

Recovered or discharged – 293

Americas (6 countries)

Deaths – 153

Undergoing treatment – 265

Recovered or discharged – 244

In the Philippines, health officials have so far confirmed nearly 22,000 COVID-19 cases.

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Of the number, 4,530 have recovered while over 1,000 have died.


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