DFA: 3 more Filipinos infected with coronavirus abroad; total at 654


Posted at Apr 12 2020 05:45 PM

MANILA--The Department of Foreign Affairs on Sunday said 3 more Filipinos overseas were diagnosed with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

This raises the total number of Filipinos infected abroad to 654.

The DFA also said there are no new deaths and recoveries among COVID-19 infected Filipinos abroad.

The total number of deaths is still at 84, with 188 recoveries.

According to the DFA, 40 countries or regions worldwide have recorded Filipinos infected with COVID-19.

The Asia-Pacific region has the most number of Filipino coronavirus patients at 226, followed by Europe with 220 cases.

The Americas also have 125 Filipino COVID-19 patients while the Middle East has 80.

More than 1.6 million people have been infected with the disease as of April 12, according to the World Health Organization.