DFA: COVID-19 deaths among overseas Filipinos nearing 300


Posted at May 23 2020 07:21 PM

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round gold objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. SARS-CoV-2, also known as 2019-nCoV, is the virus that causes COVID-19. The virus shown was isolated from a patient in the US. NIAID-RML/file

MANILA--The number of overseas Filipinos who have died of COVID-19 is nearing 300, with 4 new fatalities reported on Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

The agency reported 18 new coronavirus cases, raising the total of overseas infections among Filipinos to 2,522.

Total deaths are at 291.

Meanwhile, the number of Filipino migrants who recovered from COVID-19 is up by 14 to 878, the DFA added.

To date, some 1,353 Filipino patients are undergoing treatment for COVID-19, broken down as follows by regions: 129 in the Asia-Pacific, 459 in Europe, 567 in the Middle East and Africa and 198 in the Americas.

In the Philippines, COVID-19 has so far infected 13,777 people, of whom 863 died while 3,177 recovered.

- Report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News