THE Philippine National Police (PNP) logged another fatality due to COVID-19 to bring total deaths in the PNP to 123.
The fatality is a pregnant policewoman assigned in Central Luzon. She died last October 17 due to Acute Respiratory Syndrome secondary to COVID-19.
Based on her medical records, the patient was admitted to the hospital in Baler, Aurora due to difficulty in breathing on October 8. All laboratory tests were done and yielded positive COVID-19 results.
She was then transferred to a hospital in Nueva Ecija on October 10 and underwent Emergency Caesarian Operation, delivering a baby boy but subsequently died on the same day.
On October 17, the policewoman was also declared dead by her attending physician.
PNP Chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar expressed his condolences to the bereaved family of the pregnant policewoman.
“We wish to express our grief and extend our sincere condolences to the family of our police personnel who succumbed to COVID-19. We have already issued an order before to our police stations that our policewomen and Non-Uniformed Personnel (NUP) that they should work from home to avoid contracting COVID-19,” Eleazar said.
Meanwhile, the PNP Health Service noted a steady decrease in new cases. As of today, October 18, only 47 new cases were tallied bringing the total cases to 41,311 with 941 active cases. A total of 58 recoveries were also noted raising the number of recovered personnel to 40,248.
Further, about 85.96 percent or 191,757 of PNP personnel are already fully protected with the required vaccine doses against COVID-19 while 12.31 percent or 27,470 personnel have received their first doses. With these numbers, only 1.72 percent or 3,840 personnel are yet to receive the vaccines.