PNP logs 80% drop in active Covid-19 cases since September

PNP logs 80% drop in active Covid-19 cases since September

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday logged its lowest number of active coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in over a month.

Based on the latest data, the PNP Health Service said there are only 655 active infections in the police force, which translates to an 80 percent decrease from the 3,217 active infections recorded on September 17.

The number includes 34 new infections recorded on Wednesday.

Some 93 new recoveries also pushed the PNP’s tally, meanwhile to 40,923 out of a total of 41,701 total infections. The death toll stands at 123.

Some 198,016 personnel or 88.74 percent of the police force’s 223,133 personnel nationwide have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, while 22,493 or 10.08 percent have received their first dose.

Meanwhile, 1.18 percent or 2,624 personnel have yet to receive any jabs.

PNP deputy chief for administration, Lt. Gen. Joselito Vera Cruz, earlier said the police force is likely to start the vaccination of minor dependents of active police officers by November.

However, this is still dependent on the vaccine allocation being provided to them by the Department of Health. (PNA)

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