DFA: COVID – 19 hits over 11,000 overseas Filipinos
MANILA, Philippines — The total number of Filipinos abroad who have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reached 11,108 on Tuesday after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported 26 new cases.
In its latest case bulletin, the DFA also reported 34 new recoveries and 8 new fatalities from Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, bringing their respective totals to 7,170 and 810.
Meanwhile, a total of 3,128 are considered active cases or infected individuals who are still undergoing treatment.
Based on DFA data, the Middle East still has the most number of COVID-infected Filipinos (total cases, active cases, recoveries and deaths).
The Americas have the least numbers in all categories compared to other geographic regions, except in the total number of deaths, wherein Asia and the Pacific region rank lowest.
13 October 2020
Today, the DFA reports 26 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 34 recoveries, and 8 fatalities among our nationals in Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. Furthermore, DOH-verified cases are now at 2,468 with 19 new verified cases in (1/3)@teddyboylocsin pic.twitter.com/XJPzjvyKwz
— DFA Philippines (@DFAPHL) October 13, 2020
Worldwide, over 37.8 million people have been infected with respiratory disease that originated in China.
In the Philippines, a total of 346,356 COVID-19 cases have been reported and recorded as of Wednesday afternoon.
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