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Overseas Filipinos with COVID-19 now 2,522 with 291 deaths

MANILA, Philippines – Another 18 Filipinos abroad have contracted the novel coronavirus, bringing the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 among overseas Filipinos to 2,522, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Saturday, May 23. Four new fatalities in the Americas and Europe bring the death toll to 291. Meanwhile, 14 more patients have recovered from the disease or have been discharged from hospital, bringing total recoveries among overseas Filipinos to 878. Some 1,353 Filipino patients are currently undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in different countries. Confirmed cases of Filipinos with the coronavirus are spread out among 46 countries across 4 regions. They are: Asia Pacific: 12 countries Total: 458 Undergoing treatment: 129 Recovered or discharged from hospital: 327 Deaths: 2 Middle East Africa: 12 countries Total: 719 Undergoing treatment: 567 Recovered or discharged from hospital: 103 Deaths: 49 Europe: 16 countries Total: 785 Undergoing treatment: 459 Recovered or discharged from hospital: 236 Deaths: 90 Americas: 6 countries Total: 560 Undergoing treatment: 198 Recovered or discharged from hospital: 212 Deaths: 150 Of the total 2,522 confirmed cases, 554 have been confirmed by the Philippine Department of Health (DOH), which tracks cases based on International Health Regulations. The DFA noted an increase in the daily rate of fatalities, which amounts to 12% of total confirmed cases. In the Philippines, the DOH has recorded 13,777 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 863 deaths and 3,177 recoveries as of Saturday, May 23. – Rappler.com


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