DFA reports 26 new COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad; total now at 11,178


Posted at Oct 20 2020 04:50 PM | Updated as of Oct 20 2020 11:22 PM

MANILA - The number of Filipinos abroad who have contracted COVID-19 climbed to 11,178 on Tuesday with 26 new cases recorded, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Only 3,129, however, are currently being treated for the disease as 7,234 of those infected have recovered, while 815 have died.

The DFA also reported 33 new recoveries and 3 new fatalities among those infected.

Those undergoing treatment for COVID-19 are broken down as follows by region: 511 in the Asia Pacific, 168 in Europe, 2,295 in the Middle East and Africa, and 155 in the Americas.

In the Philippines, the novel coronavirus has so far sickened 360,775 people. The tally includes 6,690 deaths, 310,642 recoveries, and 43,443 active cases.