MANILA – Another police officer died of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), bringing the police force’s death toll from the disease to 12.
In a statement released on Saturday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said the latest fatality is a 49-year-old policewoman assigned at the Financial Service, who passed away on August 4.
As of Friday night, the number of Covid-19 infections among police officers has reached 2,434 as the PNP Health Service reported 27 new confirmed cases.
Meanwhile, a total of 1,479 personnel have recovered from the disease.
The health service is also monitoring 878 probable cases and 2,592 suspected cases.
The majority of the cops who have contracted the disease were asymptomatic.
Cops tested for Covid-19 would observe a 14-day quarantine and undergo another test.
Once cleared, they have to rest for seven to 10 more days before going back to duty. (PNA)