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COVID-19 death toll among infected Filipinos abroad now at 666

/ 07:23 PM July 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The death count of Filipinos abroad infected with COVID-19 has reached 666, including 11 new fatalities, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Wednesday.

DFA likewise said 87 more contracted the respiratory disease increasing the total tally of COVID-19 cases among Filipinos overseas to 9,392 – of which 3,265 remain under treatment.

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Recoveries, meanwhile, rose to 5,461 as 35 patients have recovered from the illness, DFA added.

In the Philippines, total coronavirus cases have surpassed 85,000 including 1,874 new infections as of July 29.

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Globally, over 16.3 million individuals have so far been infected by the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2, which originated from Wuhan City in China’s Hubei province late last year. More than 650,000 have died from the disease across the world.

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