Number of overseas Filipinos with coronavirus now at 2,331

Sofia Tomacruz
The Department of Foreign Affairs records no new COVID-19 deaths

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MANILA, Philippines – The number of overseas Filipinos who have been infected with the coronavirus  has climbed to 2,331 as of Friday, May 15, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.  

This is an increase of 9 new cases from the previous day’s tally of 2,322. No new deaths were recorded, keeping the death toll at 269.  

The total confirmed cases include 1,273 Filipinos who are still being treated and 789 who have recovered.  

“The DFA, through its embassies and consulates, remains committed to continuously monitoring the status of our nationals abroad and providing assistance, whenever possible, to ensure their welfare as we continue to battle against COVID-19,” the DFA said.  

Filipinos infected with the coronavirus were spread out across 46 countries. Below is a breakdown of cases per region: 

Asia Pacific
12 countries included  

  • Total: 425
  • Undergoing treatment: 132
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 291
  • Deaths: 2

Europe
16 countries included
 

  • Total: 687
  • Undergoing treatment: 390
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 215
  • Deaths: 82 

Middle East
12 countries included

  • Total: 684
  • Undergoing treatment: 559
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 86
  • Deaths: 39

Americas
6 countries included 

  • Total: 535
  • Undergoing treatment: 192
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 197
  • Deaths: 146 

Of the 2,331 cases, 536 have been confirmed by the Philippine Department of Health, which tracks cases based on International Health Regulations from the World Health Organization. 

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines stood at 12,091 as of Friday, including 806 deaths and 2,460  recoveries.  

The number of infections worldwide surpassed 4.4 million while over 302,000 people have died across 196 countries and territories. – with a report from Agence France-Presse/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.