More than 9,100 overseas Filipinos are now infected with the coronavirus, as the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs on Monday, July 20 reported 135 new cases.
The additional cases bring the latest tally to 9,136.
“At the start of this brand new week, the DFA reports that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among our Filipinos abroad has passed the 9,100 mark with 135 new confirmed cases today mostly from the Middle East,” the agency said.
The DFA also recorded 10 new fatalities, which raises the death toll to 644.
The total number of recovered Filipinos, meanwhile, is now at 5,360, with the agency reporting 39 new recoveries.
“The number of patients undergoing treatment has also passed the 3,100 mark, with 39 new recoveries and 10 new fatalities due to COVID-19 among our nationals,” the DFA said.
Overall by region, Europe — which comprises 16 countries — has recorded 1,074 Filipino cases, including 483 undergoing treatment, 496 recoveries and 95 deaths.
The Middle East and Africa, covering 27 countries, has reported 6,605 cases; of which, 2,381 are undergoing treatment, 374 deaths and 3,850 recoveries.
The Asia Pacific region, which spans across 17 countries, has 759 cases, with 149 under treatment, 604 recoveries, and six deaths.
The Americas — covering seven countries like the United States — have 698 reported cases, with 119 undergoing treatment, 410 recoveries, and 169 deaths.
“Figures today also show that two more countries in the African region were added to the list, bringing the total number of countries/ regions with COVID-19 cases among Filipinos to 67,” the DFA noted.
“No new updates were received from the American region today,” it added.
Meanwhile, in the Philippines, the total number of infected individuals has reached 69,898. The death toll has risen to 1,835 and the number of recovered patients are now at 23,072.