Filipinos abroad infected with COVID-19 now at 2,845

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TWENTY-FOUR overseas Filipinos have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected individuals to 2,845, according to the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs’ latest tally on Friday, May 29.

The agency also recorded six new fatalities in Europe and the Middle East, raising the death toll to 340.

Meanwhile, 11 Filipinos abroad successfully recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,558.

“Based on the latest figures, the daily rate of confirmed cases decreased with 24 new cases, while the daily rate of recoveries increased with 11 new recoveries across the major geographic regions. Six new fatalities were also recorded in Europe and [the] Middle East,” it added.

Currently, there are 1,558 overseas Filipino infected with COVID-19 that are undergoing  treatment.

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Overall by region, Europe — which comprises 16 countries with PH Foreign Service coverage — has recorded 816 Filipino cases, including 467 undergoing treatment, 258 recoveries and 91 deaths.

The Middle East and Africa, covering 12 countries, has reported 909 cases; of which, 682 are undergoing treatment, 97 deaths and 130 recoveries.

The Asia Pacific region, which spans across 12 countries, has 487 cases, with 139 under treatment, 346 recoveries, and two deaths.

The Americas — covering six countries like the United States — have 633 reported cases, with 270 undergoing treatment, 213 recoveries, and 150 deaths.

“The DFA personnel in our 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,” the DFA said.

Ritchel Mendiola

Ritchel Mendiola is a staff writer and reporter for the Asian Journal. You can reach her at [email protected].

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