Total COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad now at 11,674 with 3 new cases


Posted at Dec 06 2020 10:10 PM

MANILA - The number of Filipinos abroad who have contracted COVID-19 rose to 11,674 on Sunday as 3 new cases were recorded, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

The DFA reported 1 new recovery and no new fatality among those infected.

The number of those currently being treated abroad for the disease is 3,263, as 7,565 of those infected have recovered, while 846 have died.

Those undergoing treatment are broken down as follows by region: 561 in the Asia Pacific, 308 in Europe, 2,334 in the Middle East and Africa, and 60 in the Americas.

In the Philippines, the COVID-19 has so far sickened 439,834 people. The tally includes 8,554 deaths, 408,634 recoveries, and 22,646 active cases.

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

Based on the latest tally of the US-based Johns Hopkins University, more than 66.6 million people across the world have been infected by the COVID-19 virus, with 1.53 million deaths.

Treatment and vaccine for the disease are still being developed, but recent trials of pharmaceutical firms Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca have shown encouraging results.


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