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DFA Reports 25 New COVID-19 Cases Among Filipinos Abroad

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DFA Reports 25 New COVID-19 Cases Among Filipinos Abroad

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday reported 25 more cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) among Filipinos abroad, jacking up the total to 9,933.

The department also recorded 16 more recoveries and zero new fatalities, bringing and maintaining the number to 5,860 and at 726, respectively.

The Middle East/Africa region still has the highest number of Covid-19 cases among Filipinos with 6,906, followed by Europe with 1,146, the Asia Pacific with 1,090, and the Americas with 791.

“In comparison, the Asia and the Pacific region records the lowest numbers in all categories, except in the total number of recoveries, where the Americas ranks last with only 454 recoveries,” the DFA said.

As of this writing, there are 3,347 active cases – a total of 358 are undergoing treatment in the Asia Pacific, 492 in Europe, 2,338 in the Middle East/Africa, and 159 in the Americas.

For the week ending on August 16, the World Health Organization recorded more than 1.8 million new Covid-19 cases and 39,000 new deaths, globally.

This brings the cumulative total to 21.2 million confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 761,000 deaths. (PNA)

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