The number of Filipinos abroad who have succumbed to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) rose to 1,009 on Friday after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported 11 new deaths.
According to the DFA, 28 more Filipino nationals have also tested positive for the illness, bringing the total tally of cases to 14,787, while total recoveries climbed to 9,294 with 22 new ones.
At present, there are 4,484 patients still undergoing treatment.
19 February 2021— DFA Philippines (@DFAPHL) February 19, 2021
Today, the DFA received reports confirming 28 new COVID-19 cases, 22 new recoveries, and 11 new fatalities among Filipinos abroad. Meanwhile, 11 new cases in Asia and the Pacific and Middle East and Africa have been verified by DOH-IHR. (1/2)@teddyboylocsin pic.twitter.com/feFRFGefZi
Data from the DFA showed 2,870 cases in Asia and the Pacific region with 806 patients undergoing treatment. Recoveries and fatalities in the region were recorded at 2,043 and 21, respectively.
The Middle East or Africa has, meanwhile, reported 8,131 cases with 2,715 patients undergoing treatment. A total of 4,755 patients in the region have recovered while 661 have succumbed to the illness.
A total of 2,926 patients have also tested positive for the illness in Europe. Of these, 887 are still undergoing treatment while 1,914 have recovered and 125 have died.
Meanwhile, 860 cases have been recorded in the Americas with 76 patients still undergoing treatment. The region has also reported 582 recoveries and 202 fatalities.—Joahna Lei Casilao/LDF, GMA News