Revised DFA figures show only 11,649 Filipinos abroad contracted COVID-19, with 7,545 recoveries

Published December 3, 2020, 9:30 PM

by Roy Mabasa

Countries in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe clarified that 72 of the previously confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) cases were not of Filipino nationalities, the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a report on Thursday. 

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The foreign affairs office, however, did not identify the specific countries mentioned in the report.

The DFA also received a report that one previously confirmed death in Europe has been corrected. 

The clarificatory report brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and recoveries among Filipinos abroad to 11,649 and 7,545, respectively.

To date, the Middle East and Africa remain the combined region with the most number of COVID-19 infections involving overseas Filipinos with 7,544; Asia and the Pacific, 1,934; Europe, 1,404, and the Americas, 767. 

With the COVID-19 pandemic now nearing the 10th month, the DFA assured that it will continue to keep track of the status of overseas Filipinos and stands ready to assist and facilitate repatriations, whenever possible.

 
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