DFA: COVID-19 deaths among overseas Filipinos reach 400


Posted at Jun 13 2020 05:51 PM

MANILA--The number of overseas Filipinos who have died of COVID-19 reached 400, with 5 new fatalities reported on Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

The agency reported 29 new coronavirus cases, raising the total of overseas infections among Filipinos abroad to 5,519.

Meanwhile, the number of Filipino migrants who recovered from COVID-19 is up by 116 to 2,485, the DFA added.

"Regional comparative data shows that to date, Middle East remains to have the highest recorded COVID-19 cases at over 3,400, as well as highest total recoveries and total patients undergoing treatment at 1,880 and 1,379, respectively," the agency said in a statement.

"While the Americas still has the highest number of fatalities at 160, followed by Middle East at 147."

To date, some 2,634 Filipino patients are undergoing treatment for COVID-19, broken down as follows by regions: 103 in the Asia-Pacific, 487 in Europe, 1,880 in the Middle East and Africa and 164 in the Americas.

In the Philippines, COVID-19 has so far infected 25,392 people, of whom 1,074 died while 5,706 recovered. -- Report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News