18 new Covid-19 cases among Filipinos abroad, now at 466-DFA

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DAVAO CITY (April 4)  – Eighteen (18 ) more Filipinos abroad were tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) overseas bringing the total number to 466 as of April 3.

The Department of Foreign Affairs in a statement revealed, “As of 3 April 2020, 18 new Covid-19 cases among overseas Filipinos in the following regions: Asia and Pacific, Europe, and Americas, have been confirmed, the lowest increase this week at 4 percent.”

The infographics released by the DFA showed three Filipinos who die in Middle East/Africa, one in the Asia Pacific region, 12 in Europe and one in American region.

Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Eduardo Menez said the agency based its figures from the foreign post’s written report.

The same regions also reported eight additional recoveries among Filipinos, but seven new deaths have been recorded from the Americas, Europe, and Middle East regions. The total number of recoveries among overseas Filipinos now stands at 129 while the deaths have climbed to 21.

In a Laging Handa briefing on Friday morning, Philippine Consul General to New York Claro Cristobal said seven Filipinos have succumbed to Covid-19.

Mendez said they are awaiting written reports as it provides more detail of the cases.-ezc

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