COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad now at 8,679


Posted at Jul 05 2020 04:41 PM

MANILA - Fifty more Filipinos abroad have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), raising the total of infections among overseas Philippine nationals to 8,679, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Sunday.

Of the total cases, 2,901 are active while majority, 5,201, have recovered, and 577 others succumbed to the disease. 

These cases are from 59 countries and regions.

The breakdown by region of those undergoing treatment is as follows: 127 in the Asia Pacific; 472 in Europe; 2,183 in the Middle East and Africa; and 119 in the Americas.

The Philippines on Saturday reported its second largest spike of 1,494 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, raising its total to 41,830. Of this figure, the country tallied 11,453 recoveries and 1,290 deaths.

-- With a report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News