MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) reported that 23 more police officers have recovered from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), bringing the total number of recoveries among its ranks to 5,367.
This brings down the number of active cases in the police force to 909, based on data from the PNP Health Service released on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, 26 new infections were reported in the police force, bringing the total number of cases to 6,296.
Of the new cases, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has eight, followed by Police Regional Office (PRO) 3 (Central Luzon) and 4-A (Calabrazon) with five each, National Operational Support Unit and National Administrative Support Unit with two each while National Headquarters, PRO 2 (Cagayan Valley), 6 (Western Visayas) and 8 (Eastern Visayas) with one each.
Meanwhile, two police officers died of the disease, raising the death toll to 20.
The latest fatalities are a 51-year-old police officer from the Police Security and Protection Group who died on Aug. 15, but the PNP received the result of his swab test only on Wednesday, and a 50-year-old policeman from the NCRPO who died on Wednesday.
Cops tested for Covid-19 observe a 14-day quarantine and undergo another test.
Once cleared, they have to rest for seven to 10 more days before returning to duty. (PNA)