By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — The Philippine National Police recorded the death of another police frontliner due to COVID-19, raising the PNP death toll to 122.
Citing belated reports reaching the PNP National Headquarters, PNP Chief, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar said the 122nd fatality is a senior sergeant assigned in Zamboanga as a patrol officer.
The 48-year old patient died last October 8, 2021, at the Zamboanga Peninsula Medical Center due to Covid-19.
Medical records revealed the patient tested positive for Covid-19 on September 4, 2021, and has been under medical care to manage his commorbidity.
The medical records indicate the patient has been undergoing dialysis and had a history of stroke.
The Chief PNP expressed his condolences to the family and colleagues of the deceased police frontliner even as he assured death benefits and assistance to the orphaned kin.
The latest report of COVID-19 fatality came despite recent data that showed a continuing decline in the number of PNP active cases since September 17 when it peaked to 3,200 active cases.
As of October 15, active COVID cases among PNP personnel is 1,023 with 40,004 recoveries out of the total 41,149 confirmed cases. (ai/mtvn)