By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — Another cop has died due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) the Philippine National Police-Health Service said Wednesday, 12 May 2021.
The fatality was a Non-Uniformed Personnel (NUP) who died a day earlier, on Tuesday.
As this happened, the PNP also tallied 95 new Covid-19 cases among its personnel bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 21,416.
PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said the victim was the 60th fatality in the PNP due to Covid-19. He was assigned at the Quezon Provincial Police office.
According to a report submitted to the central PNP Health Service, the NUP tested positive for the virus on May 8, 2021.
On May 6, he went to the nearby Rural Health Unit and sought medical assistance due to fever and dry cough. On the same day, he was advised to be confined at a nearby hospital where he took his swab test.
On May 11, the said personnel suffered difficulty breathing even with oxygen support. At 4 in the afternoon the said NUP was declared dead by the attending physician.
“We express our deepest condolences to the bereaved family. Our Non-Uniformed Personnel, being the backbone of the PNP organization, are also risking their lives while rendering duty in their respective units” Eleazar said.
The PNPHS also recorded a total of 117 recoveries bringing the total recoveries to 19,920.
Meanwhile, there are still 1,436 active cases in the PNP. (AI/MTVN)