COVID-19 claims life of another Filipino abroad; infects 2 more — DFA
MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 claimed the life of another Filipino staying overseas, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday, adding that two more contracted the virus abroad.
According to its latest bulletin, the new coronavirus disease death toll among Filipino communities overseas is now at 1,162 while the total case count reached 18,571 as of May 12, including 6,043 active cases.
No new recoveries were reported by the DFA, leaving the tally to remain at 11,366.
COVID-positive Filipinos are found in 94 countries around the globe, the DFA noted, specifically, 10,465 in the Middle East and Africa; 3,734 in the Asia-Pacific region; 3,389 in Europe; and 983 in the Americas.
Figures today show 2 new COVID-19 cases, no new recovery, and 1 new fatality among Filipinos abroad. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases and recoveries among our nationals abroad to 18,571 and 11,366 respectively.@teddyboylocsin #DFAForgingAhead#WeHealAsOne pic.twitter.com/Si3NSTldBm
— DFA Philippines (@DFAPHL) May 12, 2021
In the Philippines, the Department of Health said the total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections is now at 1,118,359 as of May 12. This includes 1,046,431 recovered patients and 18,714 fatalities.
Active cases, on the other hand, are at 53,214 as of Wednesday.
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