Overseas Filipinos with coronavirus climb to 2,322

Sofia Tomacruz
Overseas Filipinos with coronavirus climb to 2,322
The Department of Foreign Affairs says there are no new coronavirus deaths among Filipinos abroad, keeping the death toll at 269

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported that 12 more Filipinos tested positive for the coronavirus abroad, bringing the total number to 2,322 as of Thursday, May 14. 

There were new deaths, keeping the death toll among Filipinos overseas to 269. 

The total confirmed cases include 1,279 Filipinos still being treated for the disease and 774 who have since recovered.  

A majority of the cases were seen in Europe and the Middle East, with nearly 700 cases counted in each region. The Americas recorded the highest number of deaths among all regions, accounting for 146 of the 269 fatalities. 

Cases were spread across 46 countries, with the following breakdown per region: 

Asia Pacific
12 countries included  

  • Total: 421
  • Undergoing treatment: 132
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 287
  • Deaths: 2 

Europe
16 countries included

  • Total: 687
  • Undergoing treatment: 394
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 211
  • Deaths: 82

Middle East
12 countries included

  • Total: 680
  • Undergoing treatment: 561
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 80
  • Deaths: 39 

Americas
6 countries included 

  • Total: 534
  • Undergoing treatment: 192
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 196
  • Deaths: 146

Of the 2,322 cases, 536 have been confirmed by the Philippine Department of Health, which tracks cases based on International Health Regulations from the World Health Organization. 

The Philippines has counted 11,876 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 790 deaths and 2,337 recoveries as of Thursday. 

The number of infections worldwide surpassed 4.3 million while over 297,000 people have died across 190 countries and territories. – Rappler.com

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.