By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — The Philippine National Police logged one more fatality due to coronavirus disease bringing the total deaths to 123.
PNP Chief Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar expressed his condolences to the bereaved family of the pregnant policewoman assigned in Central Luzon who died last October 17 due to Acute Respiratory Syndrome secondary to Covid-19.
Based on her medical records, the said patient was admitted to the hospital in Baler, Aurora due to difficulty breathing on October 8. All laboratory tests were done and yielded positive results to Covid.
On October 10, the said policewoman was transferred to a hospital in Nueva Ecija and underwent Emergency Caesarian Operation, delivering a baby boy but subsequently died on the same day.
On October 17, she was also declared dead by her attending physician.
“Lubos po ang ating pakikidalamhati at pakikiramay sa pamilya ng ating pulis na namatay. Noon pa man po ay nagpalabas na tayo ng kaukulang utos hanggang sa mga police stations para sa ating babaeng pulis at NUP na sila ay mag-work-from-home scheme upang maiwasan ang pagkahawa sa Covid-19”, Eleazar said.
Meanwhile, PNP Health Service noted a steady decrease in new cases. As of today, October 18, only 47 new cases were tallied bringing the total cases to 41,311 with 941 active cases.
A total of 58 recoveries were also noted raising the number of recovered personnel to 40,248.
Further, about 85.96% or 191,757 of PNP personnel are fully protected with the required vaccine doses against the coronavirus Covid-19 while 12.31% or 27,470 personnel have received their first doses.
With these numbers, only 1.72% or 3,840 personnel are yet to receive the vaccines. (ai/mtvn)