THE Philippine National Police on Tuesday recorded its 127th COVID-19 fatality as its medical staff continued to monitor 1,489 active cases in the 225,000-strong organization.
As of press time, the PNP Health Service (PNP-HS) said that a total of 48,353 police personnel have contracted the virus since March last year although 46,737 of them have already fully recovered and are now back to full duty status.
PNP Health Service director, Brigadier General Antonino R. Cirujales said that on Tuesday, they recorded 325 new recoveries although there were a total of 208 new cases reported.
Amid an instruction from PNP Chief General Dionardo B. Carlos to ensure the vaccination of all their personnel, the PNP-HS said that as of yesterday, a total of 218,487 PNP personnel or 97.02 percent of the entire force are already fully vaccinated against the virus.
Another 5,798 or 2.57 percent are still awaiting their 2nd dose while 89,119 or 40.79 percent have already received their booster shots.
As of press time, there are a total of 917 PNP personnel of 0.41 percent of the organization which are yet to be inoculated, 450 of them with valid reasons while 467 without a valid reason.
The PNP also said that 14 areas in Metro Manila remained as “critical zones/lockdown areas” with police and local barangay authorities restricting the movement of 82 individuals residing in the said areas composed of for houses and 10 residential buildings.
The National Capital Region Police Office headed by Major Gen. Vicente D. Danao Jr. said that 49 residential buildings in the eastern part of the metropolis and four houses in Manila remained under “granular lockdown.”