MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday said 39 more Filipinos abroad have recovered from COVID-19, raising the total number to 2,205, with more surviving than acquiring the disease in its latest report.
“Today, the DFA reports more recoveries than new confirmed cases and fatalities among Filipinos abroad as reported by our Foreign Service Posts across 49 countries and regions, with 39 new recoveries and 29 new confirmed cases, as well as 7 new deaths in the Americas, Europe, and Middle East and Africa.,” the DFA said in a statement.
“The DFA, through its Foreign Service Posts, continues to monitor the status of our nationals and stands ready to assist returning Filipinos affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” it added.
The disease has so far infected 5,259 and killed 354 Filipino migrants across the globe, the agency said.
To date, some 2,700 patients are undergoing treatment for the disease. It is broken down as follows by regions -- 132 in the Asia Pacific Region, 455 in Europe, 1,840 in the Middle East and Africa and 273 in the Americas.
In the Philippines, COVID-19 has so far sickened 18,997 people, of whom 966 died while 4,063 recovered. - Report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News