THE Philippine National Police has recorded its 16th COVID-19 fatality as it registered 230 new cases since the week started, the Journal Group learned yesterday.
The 16th fatality was described as a 52-year-old Police Non-Commissioned Officer assigned with the National Police Training Institute-National Training Center. The cop passed away last August 17, according to the PNP Health Service.
As of yesterday, the PNP-HS said there are a total of 3,506 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the PNP with 691 other policemen described as Probable Persons Under Investigation and 2,689 others as Suspected PUIs.Since last March, a total of 2,521 police personnel who contracted the disease have already recovered.
The PNP-HS headed by Brigadier General Herminio S. Tadeo Jr. said that as of last Sunday, they have recorded 104 additional COVID-19 cases, 70 of them from the National Capital Region Police Office; 10 from different PNP National Operational Support Units (NOSUs) and 5 from the Police Regional Office 3 in Central Luzon.
The others include 3 each from PRO2 in Cagayan Valley and PRO7 in Central Visayas; and 1 each from PRO8 in Eastern Visayas, PRO5 in Bicol region, the PNP National Headquarters and a National Administrative Support Unit or NASU.
On Monday, the PNP-HS said it recorded 126 new cases, 79 of them from the NCRPO; 22 from different NASUs; 8 from the Cordillera police force; 7 from different NOSUS; 3 from the Bangsamoro Administrative Region Police Regional Office; 2 each from the PRO6 in Western Visayas and PRO8; and 1 from PRO9 in Western Mindanao.
Last July 20, a Mindanao-based policeman died due to severe medical condition and confirmed COVID-19 making him the 15th policeman to succumb to death after contracting the killer virus since last March.