MANILA – Eleven more Filipinos have contracted the highly infectious coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and the Americas, raising the total number to 10,162.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) also recorded an increase in Filipinos who recovered, with an additional 31, bringing the number to 6,413.
Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 768 after five new fatalities in the Middle East were registered Thursday.
The active cases currently stand at 2,981 – at least 300 are undergoing treatment in the Asia Pacific, 204 in Europe, 2,310 in the Middle East/Africa, and 167 in the Americas.
“As DFA personnel in our Foreign Service Posts continue to report on the status of Filipinos abroad, the DFA assures the public its unceasing efforts in attending to the needs of our people and facilitating requests for repatriation, whenever possible,” it said.
To date, the number of countries and regions with confirmed cases among Filipinos stands at 75, with a new report from an additional country in the Americas. (PNA)