THE Philippine National Police Health Service (PNP-HS) today reported that 1,648 more COVID-19-infected police personnel have been healed, as active cases of COVID-19 infection in the PNP have dropped below the 2,000 mark for the past nine consecutive days with a hike in recoveries among confirmed COVID -19 cases.
PNP Chief, Police General Guillermo Eleazar agreed with experts’ opinion that the high vaccination rate among PNP personnel added to the police force’s resilience against COVID-19 by providing protection against COVID-19, and further preventing infections from developing into severe cases.
“The national vaccination program is indeed a game changer in the government’s COVID-19 response,” the Chief PNP emphasized.
At present, 83.2 percent of the entire 222,000-strong PNP is already fully-vaccinated after receiving 367,518 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 14.3 percent are still awaiting for their second dose to complete the inoculation, PGen. Eleazar said.
As of October 11, 2021, active COVID-19 cases in the PNP is at 1,292 with 103 new recoveries recorded with only 40 new confirmed cases, down from 2,023 active cases in October 1, 2021 and a high of 3,214 active cases in September 17, 2021.
Of all 40, 887 confirmed cases among PNP personnel, 39,474 have since recovered and have been restored to full duty status.
Eleazar, however, expressed grief over the death of 121 PNP frontliners due to COVID-19.