Over 6K Filipinos abroad infected with virus

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday, June 19, reported 37 new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, among overseas Filipinos, bringing the total number of infected individuals to 6,128.

The agency also recorded 11 new fatalities and six recoveries, which raises the tallies for dead and recovered persons to 483 and 2,849 respectively.

Meanwhile, 2,796 Filipinos abroad remain under treatment.

“Today’s 37 new cases reported by our Foreign Service Posts in Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and Middle East bring the total number of Filipinos abroad infected with COVID-19 to 6,128 — of which are six new recoveries from two countries in Asia and the Pacific and Middle East and 11 new fatalities recorded in two countries in the Middle East as well,” the DFA said.

Overall by region, Europe — which comprises 16 countries with PH Foreign Service coverage — has recorded 937 Filipino cases, including 538 undergoing treatment, 305 recoveries and 94 deaths.

The Middle East and Africa, covering 18 countries, has reported 3,937 cases; of which, 2,022 are undergoing treatment, 223 deaths and 1,692 recoveries.

The Asia Pacific region, which spans across 13 countries, has 570 cases, with 78 under treatment, 490 recoveries, and two deaths.

The Americas — covering six countries like the United States — have 684 reported cases, with 158 undergoing treatment, 362 recoveries, and 164 deaths.

“With the hope our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, had for the future of this nation, DFA continues to tirelessly serve and assist our nationals in this time of pandemic, bringing home Filipinos affected by the COVID-19, wherever and whenever possible,” the agency said.

In the Philippines, meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 cases is now at 28,459, with 1,130 fatalities and 7,378 recoveries.

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