50 more Filipinos abroad get coronavirus; total at 8,854

Sofia Tomacruz
The Department of Foreign Affairs reports 17 new deaths on Sunday, July 12, raising the death toll to 611

PANDEMIC. A man wearing a face mask walks in the Central district of Hong Kong on July 9, 2020, as the city experiences new local outbreaks of the coronavirus. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Sunday, July 12, that another 50 Filipinos abroad became infected with the coronavirus, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 8,854. 

There were an additional 17 fatalities, pushing the death toll to 611.  

The confirmed cases included 2,969 Filipinos who are still being treated and 5,274 others who already recovered. 

Since the start of the coronavirus crisis in early January, the DFA said over 78,000 overseas Filipinos have been repatriated as the pandemic left thousands displaced.

Filipinos with COVID-19 are spread out across 64 countries, with the following breakdown per region:

17 countries included

  • Total: 679
  • Undergoing treatment: 119
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 556
  • Deaths: 4

16 countries included

  • Total: 1,047
  • Undergoing treatment: 484
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 468
  • Deaths: 95

Middle East and Africa
24 countries included

  • Total: 6,429
  • Undergoing treatment: 2,246
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 3,840
  • Deaths: 343

7 countries included

  • Total: 699
  • Undergoing treatment: 120
  • Recovered or discharged from hospital: 410
  • Deaths: 169

Of the 8,854 cases, 1,398 have been confirmed by the Philippine Department of Health (DOH), which tracks cases based on International Health Regulations from the World Health Organization.

Meanwhile, as of 9:40 pm on Sunday, the DOH had yet to release the Philippines’ coronavirus tally for the day. As of Saturday, July 11, there were 54,222 cases, including 1,372 deaths and 14,037 recoveries.

Worldwide cases soared past 12.7 million, while the death toll surpassed 565,000 in over 190 countries and territories. – Rappler.com

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Sofia Tomacruz

Sofia Tomacruz covers defense and foreign affairs. Follow her on Twitter via @sofiatomacruz.