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DFA: COVID – 19 hits over 11,000 overseas Filipinos

/ 06:40 AM October 15, 2020

 

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.

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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).

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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.

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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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