COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad up by 15; total now at 8,869


Posted at Jul 13 2020 05:16 PM

MANILA - The Department of Foreign Affairs on Monday said 15 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been recorded among Filipinos abroad.

These raise the total number of infected Philippine nationals overseas to 8,869.

The DFA reported 7 new fatalities, while 2 more have recovered from the disease.

Of the total cases, 2,975 are active while 5,276 have recovered. A total of 618 have succumbed to the disease. 

These cases are from 64 countries and regions.

The breakdown by region of those undergoing treatment is as follows: 126 in the Asia-Pacific; 489 in Europe; 2,240 in the Middle East and Africa; and 120 in the Americas.

In the Philippines, 57,006 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded, as of Monday, of which 35,036 are active.

The infectious disease has claimed the lives of 1,599, while 20,371 have recovered.

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