By: Consuelo Marquez – Reporter, Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 17, 2020
MANILA, Philippines — One more Filipino abroad has contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), raising the number of infected Filipinos abroad to 11,146, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Twitter Saturday.
“Today, the DFA received a lone report from Asia and the Pacific, marking the third consecutive day of no new COVID-19 fatality, 1 new confirmed case, and no new recovery among our nationals abroad,” read the tweet.
Of the recorded number, the DFA said 3,151 are active cases while 7,184 have already recovered from the disease.
Meanwhile, the death toll among Filipinos abroad has reached 811. No new fatalities were reported on Saturday, the DFA said.