By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — The Philippine National Police logged another fatality to Coronavirus disease bringing the total deaths to 124.
PNP Chief Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar expressed his condolences to the bereaved family of the 35-year-old police officer assigned in Western Mindanao who died last October 17 due to Respiratory Failure secondary to Covid-19, but whose death was confirmed and reported only over the weekend.
Based on his medical records, the said patient experienced mild symptoms of Covid-19 last October 3 and relied on traditional medication.
On October 13, the symptoms persisted and his superior asked him to seek a medical check-up and go to the nearby hospital but his family refused.
On October 14, with the help of a close friend, the family of the patient agreed to be transferred to the hospital and undergo Rapid Antigen Test which yielded positive results.
On the evening of October 17, the patient was pronounced dead by his attending physician.
“Lubos po ang ating pakikidalamhati at pakikiramay sa pamilya ng ating pulis na namatay at patuloy na nagpapaalala na kung sakaling makaramdam ng anumang sintomas ng Covid-19 ay agad po tayong magpatingin sa doktor. Hindi lamang para sa ating kaligtasan ngunit para na rin sa kaligtasan ng ating pamilya,” Eleazar said.
Meanwhile, PNP Health Service noted a steady decrease in new cases. As of today, November 8, only six (6) new cases were tallied bringing the total cases to 42,022 with only 300 active cases. A total of 24 recoveries were also recorded raising the number of recovered cases to 41,598.
Further, about 90.76% or 203,588 of PNP personnel are fully protected with the required vaccine doses against the coronavirus Covid-19 while 7.89% or 17,692 personnel have received the first dose. With these numbers, only 1.35% or 3,032 personnel are yet to receive the vaccines. (ai/mtvn)