MANILA - The number of Filipinos abroad who have contracted COVID-19 rose to 20,752 as 5 new cases were recorded Monday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.
The DFA also reported no new recovery and no new fatality. This is the fifth straight day that there were no reported new fatalities.
Those currently being treated abroad for the disease is at 7,291 as 12,234 of those infected have recovered, while 1,227 have died.
There are currently 94 countries/territories with Filipinos stricken with COVID-19.
Those undergoing treatment are broken down as follows by region: 1,704 in the Asia Pacific, 949 in Europe, 4,523 in the Middle East and Africa, and 115 in the Americas.
In the Philippines, COVID-19 has so far sickened 1,403,588 people. The tally includes 24,456 deaths, 1,327,103 recoveries, and 52,029 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 181 million people globally have contracted COVID-19, with the United States, India, Brazil, France, and Turkey leading countries with the most number of cases.
More than 3.9 million have died worldwide because of the disease.