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Filipinos abroad infected with COVID-19 now 9,597

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday, August 3, has reported 28 more Filipinos abroad infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the total tally to 9,597.

The DFA said the new cases were mostly from Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East.

Meanwhile, 81 new recoveries have been logged, bringing its total to 5,653.

Some 3,326 Filipinos abroad are still undergoing treatment while the death toll rose to 693.

“As the DFA personnel in our Foreign Service Posts continue to actively monitor the status of the Filipino community abroad and work to safely repatriate more of our stranded nationals home, we look forward to seeking more and more recoveries similar with today’s (Aug. 3) report in the coming days,” the DFA said.

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