DFA: Number of Pinoys abroad with COVID-19 up by 27; total at 634


Posted at Apr 10 2020 06:14 PM

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday reported 27 new COVID-19 cases of Filipinos abroad.

There are now 634 total confirmed COVID-19 cases among Filipinos overseas, of which 27.1% (172 individuals) have recovered and 12.5% (79) have died.

Still undergoing treatment are 383 Filipinos.

“The men and women of the DFA share the grief of the families left behind and extend our deepest condolences,” the agency said in a statement.

“With the continuous global efforts against #COVID19, we hope for the eventual recovery of our OFs (overseas Filipinos) who are undergoing treatment,” it added.

The cases have come from 39 countries, based on the data shared by the DFA. Of the 634, 226 are in the Asia Pacific region, 210 are in Europe, 120 are in the Americas, and 78 are in Middle East and Africa.

In the past weeks, the Philippines welcomed repatriates from different countries. Many are crew members of cruise ships that have halted operations because of the pandemic.

More than 6,000 repatriates are expected to arrive in the Philippines by mid-April. With a report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News.