DFA: 56 more Pinoys abroad positive for coronavirus; total now 6,074


Posted at Jun 17 2020 05:27 PM

MANILA - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday said 56 more Filipinos abroad have gotten sick with COVID-19, raising the total of overseas infections among Filipino citizens to 6,074.

The highly contagious diseases also killed 24 more overseas Filipinos, bringing the death toll to 466, the agency said.

The number of those who recovered from COVID-19 is also up by 10 to 2,842, it added.

To date, some 2,766 Filipino patients abroad are undergoing treatment for COVID-19, broken down as follows by region: 83 in the Asia Pacific, 508 in Europe, 2,018 in the Middle East and Africa, and 157 in the Americas.

In the Philippines, COVID-19 has so far sickened 27,238 people, with 1,108 deaths and 6,820 recoveries. -- With a report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News