THE Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday mourned its 63rd COVID-19 fatality – a 55-year-old police captain assigned with a PNP National Operational Support Unit.
“Pinapaabot ko po ang aking taos-pusong pakikiramay sa pamilya ng ating namayapang pulis. Habang nariyan pa ang naturang virus, nais kong ipaalala muli sa ating mga kasamahan sa PNP ang ibayong pag-iingat,” PNP chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar said.
According to Eleazar, the officer tested positive last April 16 and was admitted at a Metro Manila hospital. However, after 35 days of confinement, the police officer succumbed on Thursday.
The PNP Health Service (HS) headed by Brigadier Gen. Luisito P. Magnaye on Friday recorded 211 new cases of COVID-19 in the force, bringing the total number of PNP confirmed cases to 22,640.
The PNP-HS also recorded 139 new recoveries on Friday, bringing the total to 21,117 police personnel who have fully recovered from the disease since March last year and are now back to full duty status.
There are also a total of 1,460 ‘active cases’ being monitored by the PNP-HS.