Total COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad now at 23,156 with 41 new cases


Posted at Sep 20 2021 09:30 PM

MANILA - The number of Filipinos abroad who have contracted COVID-19 rose to 23,156 as 41 new cases were recorded from the previous week, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday.

The DFA also reported 63 new recoveries and 3 new fatalities.

Those currently being treated abroad for the disease is at 8,380 as 13,391 of those infected have recovered, while 1,385 have died.

There are currently 103 countries/territories with Filipinos stricken with COVID-19.

Those undergoing treatment are broken down as follows by region: 1,800 in the Asia Pacific, 959 in Europe, 5,493 in the Middle East and Africa, and 128 in the Americas.

In the Philippines, COVID-19 has so far sickened 2,385,616 people. The tally includes 36,934 deaths, 2,171,832 recoveries, and 176,850 active cases.

The new coronavirus is believed to have first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019.

Variants of the virus have since emerged in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, India and the Philippines.

Data from US-based Johns Hopkins University showed that more than 228 million people globally have contracted COVID-19, with the United States, India, United Kingdom, Iran and Brazil leading countries with the most number of cases reported within the last 28 days.

More than 4.6 million have died worldwide because of the disease.


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