Four more Filipinos abroad get COVID-19 with three new deaths —DFA

Published February 20, 2021, 9:28 PM

by Raymund Antonio

The number of Filipinos abroad who got infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 14,791 on Saturday, February 20, after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported four new confirmed cases.

The DFA said three more Filipinos also died of COVID-19 from countries in Asia, the Pacific and Americas.

Data from the DFA showed total recoveries climbed to 9,301, with seven new ones, while the total tally of those still undergoing treatment reached 4,478.

“Compared to last week’s percentages, the total number of COVID-19 fatalities and recoveries saw a slight increase to 6.84 percent and 62.88 percent, respectively,” it said.

Meanwhile, the DFA noted the number of patients undergoing treatment decreased to 30.28 percent.

The total number of countries and territories with confirmed cases among overseas Filipino were pegged at 87.

The Middle East or Africa has recorded the highest number of cases and deaths, with 8,131 tested positive for COVID and 661 succumbed to the illness.