DFA reports 14 new COVID-19 case among Filipinos abroad

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 17 2020 10:24 PM

MANILA - The number of Filipinos abroad who have contracted COVID-19 rose to 11,542 on Tuesday as 14 new cases were recorded, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

The DFA said 3,243 are currently being treated for the disease as 7,467 of those infected have recovered, while 832 have died.

The DFA also reported 4 new recoveries and 1 new fatality.

Those undergoing treatment for COVID-19 are broken down as follows by region: 555 in the Asia Pacific, 227 in Europe, 2,331 in the Middle East and Africa, and 130 in the Americas.

In the Philippines, the novel coronavirus has so far sickened 410,718. The tally includes 7,862 deaths, 374,543 recoveries, and 28,313 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 50.9 million people across the world have been infected by the COVID-19 virus, of whom, more than 1.26 million have died.

Treatment and vaccine for the disease are still being developed.

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- with a report Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News