DFA: 4 more Filipinos abroad infected with COVID-19
MANILA, Philippines — Four more overseas Filipinos have contracted the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Friday.
The new cases bring the total coronavirus infections among Filipinos abroad to 11,145.
DFA also said total recoveries rose to 7,184 after nine more Filipinos defeated the respiratory illness. Meanwhile, the death toll remained at 811.
Excluding recoveries and deaths, 3,150 are tagged as active cases or those Filipinos who are undergoing treatment, of whom, a vast majority or 2,295 are from the Middle East and Africa, 520 from Asia Pacific region, 168 from Europe, and 167 from the Americas.
To date, nearly 39 million people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the latest coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19 and originated from China.
In the Philippines, a total of 351,750 have been infected as of October 16. This sum includes the 294,865 who have recovered and the 6,531 who have died.
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