Number of overseas Filipinos with coronavirus reaches 2,617

Sofia Tomacruz
Number of overseas Filipinos with coronavirus reaches 2,617

AFP

The Department of Foreign Affairs says the death toll due to COVID-19 stands at 328

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs counted 94 more Filipinos abroad who tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases overseas to 2,617 as of Monday, May 25.

The total confirmed cases include 1,400 active cases and 889 patients who already recovered. 

There were 34 new deaths, pushing the death toll to 328. 

Latest figures showed Europe and the Middle East with the highest number of confirmed cases among overseas Filipinos (over 700 cases, each), while the Americas has the highest number of deaths at 150. 

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

Asia Pacific
12 countries included

  • Total: 459
  • Undergoing treatment: 130
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 327
  • Deaths: 2 

Europe
16 countries included

  • Total: 791
  • Undergoing treatment: 461
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 240
  • Deaths: 90 

Middle East
12 countries included

  • Total: 735
  • Undergoing treatment: 539
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 110
  • Deaths: 86 

Americas
6 countries included

  • Total: 632
  • Undergoing treatment: 270
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 212
  • Deaths: 150 

Of the 2,617 cases, 557 have been confirmed by the Philippine Department of Health, which tracks cases based on International Health Regulations from the World Health Organization. 

The Philippines recorded 14,319 confirmed cases as of Monday, including 873 deaths and 3,323 recoveries. 

The number of infections worldwide surpassed 5.4 million while over 344,000 people have died across 196 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.