COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad now at 8,433


Posted at Jun 28 2020 05:21 PM

MANILA - One more Filipino abroad contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), raising the total of infections among overseas Philippine nationals to 8,433, the country's foreign ministry said Sunday.

Of the total cases, only 2,814 are active as majority have recovered while 538 others have succumbed to the disease. The cases are reported from 59 countries and regions.

The total number of recoveries is now at 5,081.

The breakdown by region of those undergoing treatment is as follows: 84 in the Asia Pacific, 468 in Europe, 2,113 in the Middle East and Africa, and 149 in the Americas.

In the Philippines, 35,455 people have been infected, of whom, 1,242 died and 9,686 have recovered.

-- With a report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News