COVID-19 death toll in Philippines breaches 66,000

MANILA - The number of people who died from COVID-19 in the Philippines has reached 66,030, according to the Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) data. The DOH reported the first case of COVID-19 in the Philippines on Jan. 30, 2020. On March, 2020, the agency reported the first local COVID-19 transmission and the first COVID-19 death in the Southeast Asian country. The agency reported the highest single-day tally on Jan. 15 last year, with 39,004 new cases. As of Monday, the country has tallied 4,075,545 infections.

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