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COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad near 12,900 with 15 new infections

/ 04:33 PM January 02, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The total number of COVID-19 cases among overseas Filipinos neared the 12,900-mark after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported 15 new infections on Saturday.

According to DFA figures, the COVID-19 tally among Filipinos abroad now stands at 12,891 cases.

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Of this number, 3,593 overseas Filipinos are still undergoing treatment while 8,387 have recovered. A total of 911 have succumbed to the disease.

The DFA said it recorded no new recovery or deaths on Saturday.

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Compared to last week’s figures, the DFA said the total number of recoveries among overseas Filipino COVID-19 patients saw a slight increase to 65.06 percent of the total number of cases, a slight decrease in fatalities to 7.07 percent, while those under treatment remained at 27.87 percent.

In the Philippines, the Department of Health has so far reported over 476,000 COVID-19 cases, with over 439,900 recoveries. The disease has killed more than 9,200 in the country.

Globally, over 71 million individuals have so far contracted COVID-19, which originated from Wuhan City in China’s Hubei province late last year. More than 1.6 million have died from the disease across the world.

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