9,305 overseas Filipinos infected with COVID-19

ONLY one new case of the novel coronavirus was recorded in the overseas Filipino community, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday, July 28.

This brings the total number of infected individuals to 9,305.

The agency also logged in six new recovered persons, raising the official tally of recoveries to 5,426. Meanwhile, the death toll increased to 655 with the two new fatalities reported.

“Today, the DFA reports a lone confirmed COVID-19 case in the Middle East, six new recoveries recorded in Asia and the Pacific, and two new fatalities in the Middle East as well,” said the DFA.

Overall by region, Europe — which comprises 18 countries — has recorded 1,091 Filipino cases, including 488 undergoing treatment, 508 recoveries and 95 deaths.

The Middle East and Africa, covering 27 countries, has reported 6,636 cases; of which, 2,381 are undergoing treatment, 383 deaths and 3,872 recoveries.

The Asia Pacific region, which spans across 18 countries, has 873 cases, with 232 under treatment, 635 recoveries, and six deaths.

The Americas — covering seven countries like the United States — have 705 reported cases, with 123 undergoing treatment, 411 recoveries, and 171 deaths.

“To date, [the] Middle East remains to be the region with the most number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, recoveries, under treatment, and fatalities among our nationals,” the DFA noted.

“While Asia and the Pacific has the least numbers in all categories compared to other geographic regions, except total number of recoveries wherein the Americas ranks lowest with only 411 recoveries,” it added.

The agency also assured that its personnel in Foreign Service Posts “continue to actively monitor the status of the Filipino community abroad and work to safely repatriate more of our stranded nationals home.”

Meanwhile, back in the Philippines, the total number of infected individuals has reached 83,673 after the Department of Health confirmed 1,678 new COVID-19 cases. The death toll has risen to 1,947 and the number of recovered patients to 26,617.

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