MANILA, Philippines — For the second time this month, there had been no new confirmed cases and no new fatalities due to COVID-19 recorded among Filipinos abroad.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the report is based on the data gathered across 65 countries in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
From the total confirmed cases of 9,001, the number of cases verified by the Department of Health-International Health Regulation (DOH-IHR) across regions is now at 1,478.
It added that from the total number of overseas Filipinos who are COVID-19 positive, 5,321 have already recovered and been discharged; while 3,046 are still undergoing treatment.
The DFA report also showed that the most number of COVID-19 cases was recorded in the Middle East with 6,483. This was followed by Europe with 1,070, the Asia-Pacific Region with 771, and the Americas with 698.
19 July 2020— DFA Philippines (@DFAPHL) July 19, 2020
On this peaceful Sunday, the DFA reports, for the second time this month, no new confirmed cases and no new fatalities due to COVID-19 among Filipinos across the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/WmRGA5uqWX
“While today’s figures bring hope in our fight against the pandemic, the DFA, together with its Foreign service posts, remains relentless in assisting our people who are adversely affected, and steadfast in bringing our stranded nationals home as the DFA breached the 9,400 marks in our repatriations for the past five months yesterday,” the statement further read. — /mbmf
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