981 PNP personnel infected as 39 more tested positive for coronavirus

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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.

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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.

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

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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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