DFA: 7 more Filipinos abroad catch COVID-19; no new fatalities reported


Posted at Jul 17 2020 07:44 PM

MANILA--The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said 7 more Filipinos abroad caught COVID-19, raising the total tally of overseas infections among citizens to 8,980.

In its latest bulletin, the DFA reported no new coronavirus-related fatality. The death toll stood at 634.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 survivors remained at 5,321, with no new recoveries reported Friday.

"The DFA confirms that, to date, the total number of Filipinos abroad who have recovered from COVID-19 remains at almost 60 percent of the total confirmed cases since last week. While those who are under treatment and those who died due to the disease remain at 33 percent and 7 percent, respectively," the agency said in a statement.

To date, some 3,025 Filipino patients abroad are undergoing treatment for COVID-19, broken down as follows by region: 128 in the Asia-Pacific, 505 in Europe, 2,273 in the Middle East and Africa and 119 in the Americas.

In the Philippines, the number of COVID-19 cases crossed 63,000, with 1,841 new infections reported Friday. The tally includes 1,660 fatalities and 21,748 recoveries. - With a report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News