48 more Filipinos abroad test positive for coronavirus; total at 1,867

Sofia Tomacruz
48 more Filipinos abroad test positive for coronavirus; total at 1,867

AFP

No new deaths are reported, keeping the death toll at 214

MANILA, Philippines – Another 48 Filipinos abroad tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,867, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Tuesday, May 5. 

An additional 38 Filipinos have recovered, pushing the total number of recoveries to 513. No new deaths were reported, keeping the death toll at 214. 

Cases were seen across 46 countries. Below is a breakdown of cases per region: 

Asia Pacific
12 countries included

  • Total: 375
  • Undergoing treatment: 165
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 208
  • Deaths: 2

Europe
16 countries included 

  • Total: 580
  • Undergoing treatment: 364
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 143
  • Deaths: 73

Middle East
12 countries included

  • Total: 424
  • Undergoing treatment: 375
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 30
  • Deaths: 19

Americas
6 countries included 

  • Total: 488
  • Undergoing treatment: 236
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 132
  • Deaths: 120

Of the 1,867 cases, 467 have been confirmed by the Philippine Department of Health, which tracks cases based on International Health Regulations.

As of Tuesday, the Philippines has 9,684 coronavirus cases, including 637 deaths and 1,408 recoveries. 

The number of infections worldwide surpassed 3.5 million, while over 250,000 people have died across 195 countries and territories. – with a report from Agence France-Presse/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.