11 new COVID cases among Pinoys abroad reported

Published December 2, 2020, 5:50 PM

by Roy Mabasa

The Department of Foreign Affairs today reported 11 new confirmed cases, six new recoveries, and no new fatality due to COVID-19 among Filipinos abroad.

(JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULELTIN)

The DFA said these new cases were recorded in Asia and the Pacific and Europe.

To date, the total number of confirmed cases among overseas Filipinos is 11,719; under treatment, 3,327; recoveries, 7,545, and deaths, 847.

The total number of countries and territories with confirmed cases among Filipinos remains at 82.

Meanwhile, the Philippine government, through its foreign service posts worldwide, has repatriated a total of 39,957 overseas Filipinos in November.

There are now 277,320 repatriated distressed and stranded overseas Filipinos. Of this number, 86,413 (31.16 percent) are sea-based OFs while 190,907 (68.84 percent) are land-based.

The department brought home 34,312 OFs from the Middle East, 3,310 from Asia and the Pacific, 2,316 from Europe, 10 from Africa, and nine from the Americas.

During last month’s repatriation, the DFA also facilitated the return of 21 overseas Filipinos with serious illness from Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Cuba, Italy, Kuwait, Laos, Oman, and Pakistan.

 
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