By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — A policeman assigned in Police Region Office 4A (Calabarzon) became the latest fatality from the police force, raising the total number of PNP deaths to 109.
PNP chief General Guillermo Eleazar said that based on the report submitted to him by the Health Service, the 37-year-old police master sergeant died on September 9 due to Pneumonia and Acute Respiratory failure secondary to Covid-19.
On August 28, said personnel experienced mild symptoms of COVID-19 and immediately underwent an RT-PCR test which yielded a positive result.
On August 30, he complained of difficulty in breathing and was immediately transferred to a nearby hospital.
On September 9, at around 3 a.m. he was declared dead by his attending physician.
Records also reveal that the said cop has Hypertension and has received his first dose of vaccine last August 6, 2021.
“Taos pusong pakikiramay po ang aking ipinapaabot sa pamilya ng ating pulis na namatay at nangangako po tayo ng anumang tulong sa kanila,” Eleazar said.
As of September 12, the PNPHS also recorded 159 recoveries among the infected personnel bringing the total recoveries to 34,303 while 176 new cases were noted bringing the total cases to 37,067 with 2,655 active cases.
Further, the PNP has 117,530 or 52.77% fully vaccinated police personnel while 92,362 or 41.47% have already received their first dose of vaccine. With this, there are only 12,809 or 5.75% police personnel who have not been vaccinated. (ai/mtvn)