Number of Filipinos overseas with coronavirus climbs to 1,707

Sofia Tomacruz
Number of Filipinos overseas with coronavirus climbs to 1,707

AFP

The Department of Foreign Affairs announces 30 more cases and 1 new death

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs announced that 30 more Filipinos abroad tested positive for the coronavirus, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 1,707 as of Friday, May 1.

A majority of the new cases were seen in Europe (13 new cases), followed by the Middle East (9 cases), Asia (6 cases), and the Americas (two cases). 

One more death was recorded in Europe, bringing to 202 the total number of deaths among Filipinos overseas. 

Confirmed cases include 1,050 Filipinos who were still being treated and 455 who already recovered. 

Cases of Filipinos infected with the virus were spread across 46 countries, with the following breakdown per region: 

Asia Pacific
12 countries included

  • Total: 373
  • Undergoing treatment: 163
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 208
  • Deaths: 2 

Europe
15 countries included

  • Total: 496
  • Undergoing treatment: 312
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 117
  • Deaths: 67 

Middle East
12 countries included

  • Total: 395
  • Undergoing treatment: 331
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 16
  • Deaths: 18

Americas
6 countries included

  • Total: 473
  • Undergoing treatment: 244
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 114
  • Deaths: 115 

Of the 1,707 cases, 458 were confirmed by the Philippine Department of Health, which tracks cases based on International Health Regulations.

The Philippines has counted 8,772 confirmed coronavirus cases. The confirmed cases include 579 deaths and 1,084 recoveries as of Friday.  

The number of infections worldwide surpassed 3 million while over 233,000 people have died across 190 countries and territories. – Rappler.com 

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Sofia Tomacruz

Sofia Tomacruz covers foreign affairs and is the lead reporter on the coronavirus pandemic. She also writes stories on the treatment of women and children. Follow her on Twitter via @sofiatomacruz. Email her at sofia.tomacruz@rappler.com.