The Philippines has surpassed the 66,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths, the Department of Health (DOH) reported.
As of February 21, a total of 66,039 patients died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, the DOH COVID-19 tracker showed.
Quezon City had the most number of COVID-related deaths with 2,672, followed by Cebu with2,612; Bulacan with 2,207; Cagayan with 2,047; and Manila, 1,925.
The Philippines logged the first COVID death outside China in February 2020, in a 44-year-old man who arrived from Wuhan, China.
Meanwhile, a 67-year-old woman in Manila was the country’s first local death due to the coronavirus.
As of February 20, the Philippines has 9,211 active COVID cases.
Since the pandemic started, the country has recorded over 4 million coronavirus infections, of which majority have recovered from the disease.
To date, more than 73.8 million Filipinos are fully vaccinated against COVID.
Of this number, around 21.5 million people have received their first boosters while 3.9 million given their second boosters.