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DFA: 2 more Filipinos abroad succumb to COVID-19

Two more Filipinos abroad on Saturday succumbed to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the death toll to 1,018, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

According to the DFA, the total case count climbed to 14,896 after 18 more Filipinos tested positive for the illness.

Total recoveries also rose to 9,379 after 13 more recovered.

At present, there are 4,499 patients still undergoing treatment.

“Compared to last week’s percentages, the total number of COVID-19 fatalities saw a slight decrease to 6.83 percent,” the DFA said.

“Meanwhile, recoveries and those under treatment increased to 62.96 percent and 30.20 percent, respectively,” he added.



Data from the DFA showed a total of 2,925 cases in Asia and the Pacific region with 805 patients still undergoing treatment. Recoveries and fatalities in the region were recorded at 2,099 and 21, respectively.

The Middle East or Africa has also reported 8,131 cases with 2,713 patients undergoing treatment. A total of 4,755 Filipinos in the region have recovered while 663 have died.

Meanwhile, a total of 2,967 Filipinos have tested positive for COVID-19 in Europe with 897 still undergoing treatment. The region has recorded 1,943 recoveries and 127 fatalities.

In the Americas, a total of 873 cases were recorded, of which 84 are still active while 582 have recovered and 207 have died. -MDM, GMA News