The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported 20 new Covid-19 cases among overseas Filipinos (OFs) on Monday, bringing the total to 10,003.

Of the total, 3,247 were active cases.

Sixty-one new recoveries were also recorded, pushing the total to 6,014.

Deaths among OFs rose to 733, with nine new reported deaths.

In its case bulletin, the DFA said the 19 new cases and nine new deaths were from the Middle East.

The recoveries, meanwhile, were recorded in Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

As of Aug. 16, the country’s labor department has repatriated 146,658 Filipinos.

“As the DFA personnel in our FSPs (foreign service posts) continue to actively monitor the status of the Filipino community abroad and work to safely repatriate more of our stranded nationals, we look forward and hope to receive more reports of recoveries in the coming days, similar to today’s report,” the DFA said. John Ezekiel J. Hirro