MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Saturday that 37 more Filipinos abroad were cleared of COVID-19, raising the total number of overseas recoveries among citizens to 5,200.
The disease has so far infected 8,629 overseas Filipinos, with 2 new infections recorded in the Asia and Pacific, the agency said in its latest bulletin.
Across the globe, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 563 Filipinos, the DFA added.
"The DFA shall continue to keep track of the status of Filipinos abroad and work to safely repatriate more of our stranded nationals home as we keep on this fight against this pandemic," it said in a statement.
To date, some 2,866 patients are undergoing treatment for the disease. It is broken down as follows by regions -- 128 in the Asia Pacific Region, 470 in Europe, 2,149 in the Middle East and Africa, and 119 in the Americas.
In the Philippines, the number of coronavirus cases has surged to 41,830, of whom 1,290 have died while 11,453 have recovered.
- With a report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News