32 Filipinos overseas get coronavirus; total at 736

MANILA, Philippines –  Another 32 Filipinos abroad tested positive for the coronavirus disease, bringing the number of those with COVID-19 from 704 to 736 as of Wednesday, April 15. 

The Department of Foreign Affairs said that of the total number of cases, 426 were undergoing treatment while 222 have recovered. The confirmed cases included 88 deaths, majority of which occurred in the Americas.  

Most new cases on Wednesday were seen in the Asia Pacific Region (11 new cases) and Europe (16 new cases). 

Cases were spread out across 41 countries. 

Below is the breakdown per region: 

Asia Pacific
12 countries included

Europe
13 countries included

Middle East
12 countries included

Americas
4 countries included

Of the 736 cases, 318 have been confirmed by the Philippine Department of Health, which tracks cases based on International Health Regulations. 

As of Wednesday, cases in the Philippines continued to climb with 5,453 confirmed cases recorded. This included 349 deaths and 353 recoveries. 

The number of infections worldwide surpassed 2 million while over 126,000 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.

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