Nine new confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) cases, two new recoveries, and one new fatality among overseas Filipinos were recorded in Asia and the Pacific, and the Middle East, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases involving Filipinos abroad to 11,117. Of the total, 3,134 are undergoing treatment, 7,172 have recovered and 811 died due to coronavirus infections.
The total number of countries and regions with confirmed cases among Filipinos remains at 80.
On the government’s repatriation program amid the pandemic, the DFA kicked off with a series of repatriation flights from Saudi Arabia on Monday, bringing home more than 260 displaced or stranded Filipinos, including two OFWs with brain stroke-related medical conditions.
“The DFA, together with its Foreign Service Posts, remains fully committed to monitoring and assisting our nationals abroad amidst this ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic,” the foreign affairs office said in a statement.