A 34-YEAR old Police Corporal from Western Visayas on Wednesday was recorded as the 114th COVID-19 fatality in the Philippine National Police (PNP) even as 1,489 more personnel since last week were reported to have fully recovered from the virus and are now back to full duty status.
PNP chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar said the cop tested positive for the virus last September 13 and was placed on home quarantine at his brother’s residence due to the lack of available room at the local quarantine facility.
The cop and his family’s condition were monitored by local health authorities although the policeman succumbed to death last September 19.
“Base po sa record na ibinigay sa PNP Health Service, ang naturang pulis ay mayroong comorbidity at nakikipaglaban sa sakit na metastatic adenocarcinoma cancer of the bone simula pa noong nakaraang taon,” the PNP chief said.
“My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of the police personnel,” Gen. Eleazar said.
As of September 22, the PNP has 142,398 or 63.94 percent fully vaccinated police personnel while 71,029 or 31.90 percent have already received their 1st dose of vaccine.
With this, there are only 9,264 or 4.16 percent of the entire police force who are yet to be inoculated.
The PNP-HS headed by Brigadier Gen. Antonino R. Cirujales on Wednesday said they registered 235 new recoveries bringing the total number of recovered personnel to 36,260 since March last year.
These include 1,489 new recoveries recorded by the PNP-HS since last September 15. The PNP has a 93.9 percent COVID-19 recovery rate.
However, the unit also reported 152 new cases bringing the total cases to 38,618 since March 2020 with 2,244 ‘active cases’ at present.