50 more overseas Filipinos contract Covid-19; cases now 8,854
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Sunday that 50 more Filipinos abroad got infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing its total number to 8,854.
In its case bulletin, the DFA also reported eight new recoveries and 17 new fatalities in the Middle East.
These bring the total number of recoveries to 5,274 and the total number of deaths to 611.
Meanwhile, a total of 2,969 Filipinos abroad are still undergoing treatment.
"As of yesterday, the department has repatriated over 78,800 overseas Filipinos since the government began its Covid-19 repatriation efforts in February 2020. The DFA, together with its Philippine embassies, consulates and attached agencies, remains fully committed to bringing home our nationals abroad amid the Covid-19 pandemic," the DFA said.