DFA: 16 more Filipinos abroad catch COVID-19; no new fatalities reported

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 24 2020 05:04 PM

Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID

MANILA - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday 16 more Filipinos abroad have caught COVID-19, raising the total tally of overseas infections among Philippine citizens to 9,208.

In its latest bulletin, the agency reported no new coronavirus-related fatality. The death toll stood at 647.

Meanwhile, the number of overseas Filipinos who have recovered from COVID-19 rose to 5,387, with 9 new recoveries reported Friday.

"Today’s latest figures on COVID-19 cases among our nationals abroad show 16 new confirmed cases in Asia and the Pacific and Europe, 9 new recoveries in Asia and the Pacific and no new fatality," the agency said in a statement.

To date, some 3,174 Filipino patients abroad are undergoing treatment for COVID-19, broken down as follows by region: 173 in the Asia Pacific, 496 in Europe, 2,385 in the Middle East and Africa, and 120 in the Americas.

In the Philippines, the number of COVID-19 cases has climbed to 76,444, with 2,103 new infections reported Friday. The tally includes 1,879 fatalities and 24,502 recoveries. - With a report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News