Total COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad now at 15,870 with 5 new cases

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 10 2021 05:54 PM

MANILA - The number of Filipinos abroad who have contracted COVID-19 rose to 15,870 as 5 new cases were recorded Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

The DFA also reported 1 new recovery and no new fatality among COVID-19 cases.

Thursday's reported new cases, recoveries and fatalities are the lowest this month so far.

The number of Filipinos abroad currently under treatment for COVID-19 is 5,281. A total of 9,548 of those infected have recovered, while 1,041 have died.

Those undergoing treatment are broken down as follows by region: 823 in the Asia Pacific, 918 in Europe, 3,455 in the Middle East and Africa, and 85 in the Americas.

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In the Philippines, COVID-19 has so far sickened 603,308 people. The tally includes 12,545 deaths, 546,293 recoveries, and 44,470 active cases.

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The new coronavirus is believed to have first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019.

Data from US-based Johns Hopkins University showed that more than 117.5 million people globally have contracted COVID-19, with the US, India, Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom (UK) having the highest numbers of cumulative cases as of this posting.

The UK in December last year detected a reportedly more infectious COVID-19 strain, leading some countries to impose new lockdown and travel restrictions to stem its spread. 

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Over 2.6 million people have died while more than 66.6 million have recovered, according to the JHU’s running tally.

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