COVID-19 claims life of another Filipino abroad; infects 2 more -- DFA | Global News

COVID-19 claims life of another Filipino abroad; infects 2 more — DFA

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 05:05 PM May 12, 2021

COVID-19 hits another Filipino abroad – DFA

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus causes COVID-19. (NIAID-RML via AP FILE)

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.

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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