Philippines

27.1% of Filipinos with Covid-19 abroad recovered: DFA

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – At least a quarter, or 27.1 percent, of the 634 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases among overseas Filipinos have recovered, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Friday.

“To date, the DFA reports a total of 634 confirmed Covid-19 cases among our nationals across the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East/Africa, of which 27.1% have recovered and 12.5% fatalities recorded,” DFA Assistant Secretary Eduardo Meñez said in a statement.

As of posting, there are 172 Filipinos who recovered from the disease, while 383 are still undergoing treatment.

Meanwhile, the death toll has climbed to 79– one from the Asia Pacific, 30 from Europe, four in the Middle East/Africa, and 44 in the American region.

“The men and women of the DFA share the grief of the families left behind and extend our deepest condolences,” Menez said.

This Lenten season, he assured that the DFA along with its 94 foreign service posts will continue to help overseas Filipinos in need.

“With the continuous global efforts against Covid-19, we hope for the eventual recovery of our overseas Filipinos who are undergoing treatment,” he added. (PNA)

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