DFA reports 26 new COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad
MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-six more Filipinos overseas have contracted COVID-19, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday, bringing total infections to 18,416 including 5,980 active cases as of May 4.
The DFA also reported the recovery of 12 Filipino COVID-19 patients abroad, pushing the tally of recovered cases to 11,289.
Meanwhile, the death toll stays at 1,147 as no new deaths have been recorded of late, according to the DFA.
The agency said the infected Filipinos are found in 94 countries around the globe: 10,453 cases in the Middle East and Africa, 3,597 in the Asia-Pacific region, 3,385 in Europe, and 981 in the Americas.
— DFA Philippines (@DFAPHL) May 4, 2021
In the Philippines, confirmed COVID-19 infections have reached 1,062,225 on May 3. This sum includes 975,234 recovered patients and 17,525 fatalities.
The health department said active cases in the Philippines were at 69,466 as of May 3.
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