BFP has 174 COVID cases

THE Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) national headquarters in Agham Road, Quezon City has more than 30 COVID positives including two high ranking officials even as direct swab testing is still going on at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.

“Maaari pang madagdagan kase ongoing pa ang swab testing sa Philippine Arena, . . .sana negative na lahat ng magpapa-test para hanggang dun na lang ang bilang,” a fire official said.

The Philippine Arena Mega Swabbing Center (PAMSC), the largest of the four mega swabbing facilities, offers testing to the BFP, the Police and the other government agencies.

According to the source, the BFP-NHQ has 32 positive cases for corona virus 2019 as of the last reporting.

The lockdown on the NHQ reportedly lasted on July 25.

When asked about the condition of the two ranking officials, the BFP source said that one of them was still under medical attention at a government facility in Novaliches, QC.

Several fire officials refused to confirm or deny if one of the ranking officials is a member of the command group.

Meanwhile, the BFP-National Capital Region yesterday reported that a total of 73 of the 142 personnel tested positive for the dreaded virus have already recovered.

According to BFP-NCR director Senior Supt. Gilbert Dolot, the remaining 69 with active cases are now at the Filinvest Covid Quarantine Facility in Muntinlupa while others are in home quarantine.

Of the number, the Mandaluyong Fire Station has most COVID cases with 33 followed by Manila with 27 and Valenzuela with 17.

Caloocan Fire Station came in next with 13; QC has 9; Navotas has 7 while Pasay and Las Pinas have 6 each; Marikina with 3; Makati, Taguig and Pateros have 2 while Malabon and Muntinlupa have 1 each.

The Office of the Regional Director (ORD) has 10 cases according to Dolot.

“Ang good news dito ay mataas ang ating recoveries at walang namatay sa ating hanay,” the BFP-NCR chief said.