DFA: 50 more Filipinos abroad contract COVID-19, total now at 8,854

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday reported that 50 more Filipinos abroad have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

This brings the total number of infected overseas Filipinos to 8,854.

The DFA also reported 17 new deaths and eight more recoveries, bringing the total number of deaths and recoveries to 611 and 5,274, respectively.

Of the confirmed cases, the DFA said 2,969 are deemed active patients and are now undergoing treatment.

The majority of the cases were recorded in the Middle East where 6,429 Filipinos contract the respiratory disease so far. In Europe 1,047…

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