THE Philippine National Police leadership yesterday reported the death of a 42-year-old non-commissioned officer from Mindanao due to Covid-19.
The 72nd PNP Covid-19 fatality is assigned with the Agusan del Norte Police Provincial Office.
Last June 14, he experienced fatigue and shortness of breathing. The following day, he went to a nearby Municipal Health Center for a check-up but was asked by the attending physician to first undergo an RT-PCR test.
Last June 16, he returned to their camp and hired a local masseuse, who performed a traditional “tuob” on him.
The next day, the cop was admitted to the hospital and underwent a series of laboratory tests before being scheduled to undergo an RT-PCR test.
Last Saturday, the RT-PCR test result showed he was positive for Covid-19. He passed away around 2 a.m. Sunday while undergoing endotracheal intubation.
Persons who have close contact with the late policeman were asked to go on self-quarantine and to be subjected to an assessment by medical doctors.
PNP chief Gen.l Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar expressed his condolences to the bereaved family of the police personnel and assured them of all the assistance and benefits will be given.