981 PNP personnel infected as 39 more tested positive for coronavirus


MANILA, Philippines — The number of policemen infected with SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus that causes respiratory illness COVID-19, is continuously increasing.

On Wednesday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said it logged 39 new cases raising its total count of infection in the police force to 981.


PNP said that 35 of the newly reported cases are personnel assigned at the National Capital Region Police Office; two at Calabarzon police; and one each at Central Visayas police and Cordillera police.

Meanwhile, PNP’s latest data showed 10 more police officers were able to recover from COVID-19 which increased total recoveries to 429.


On the other hand, no additional fatality was documented, thus maintaining the toll at nine.


As of July 8, PNP said it is monitoring 1,258 of its members for suspected infection as well as 659 others for being probable COVID-19 cases.


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