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Filipinos abroad infected with COVID-19 now 9,607

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The total number of COVID-19 infected Filipinos abroad has reached 9,607 after 10 more cases have been confirmed in Europe and the Asia Pacific regions on Tuesday, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

The DFA also reported 28 additional recoveries in the Asia Pacific, bringing the overall tally of recoveries to 5,681. The death toll now stands at 693 with no new fatalities.

“As we continue to battle against this pandemic, the DFA rallies the Filipinos here and abroad to cooperate and responsibly adhere to precautionary measures of the local health authorities of the respective countries in which they reside,” the DFA said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization reported nearly 18 million confirmed COVID-19 cases globally, including 686,703 deaths.

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