DFA: 32 more Filipinos abroad positive for coronavirus; total climbs to 736


Posted at Apr 15 2020 06:41 PM

MANILA - The number of Filipinos abroad who fell ill with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) rose to 736 on Wednesday, the Philippine foreign ministry said.

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, 32 more overseas Filipinos caught the disease.

The death toll remains at 88, while those who recovered is up by 6 to 222.

As of Wednesday, some 426 of the identified cases abroad are undergoing treatment, broken down as follows by regions: 108 in the Asia Pacific Region, 182 in Europe, 78 in the Middle East and Africa, and 58 in the Americas.

In the Philippines, the novel coronavirus has so far infected 5,453 people. Of the number, 349 patients succumbed to the disease while 353 have recovered.

-- Report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News