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19 cops test positive for COVID-19

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 04:55 PM April 06, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — There are now nineteen cops who have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Monday.

Among the latest cases of COVID-19 in the police force were a 31-year-old female police officer from Laguna province; a 41-year-old police personnel from Cavite province; and a 45-year-old female police officer from Batangas province.

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Two PNP personnel succumbed to the disease last week, while two others were able to recover.

As of Monday, the PNP said its health service has recorded a total of 280 PNP personnel who are persons under investigation (PUIs) for COVID-19 infection, which included 63 police commissioned officers, 204 non-commissioned officers, and 13 non-uniformed personnel.

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Further, a total of 1,334 PNP personnel are currently persons under monitoring (PUMs), of which 300 are police commissioned officers, 978 police non-commissioned officers, and 54 are non-uniformed personnel.

PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa assured on Monday that the PNP Health Service is closely monitoring the remaining 15 cops who are still battling the COVID-19.

On its first week of operation as quarantine area, the PNP National Headquaraters COVID-19 Patient Care Center or the Kiangan Billeting Center has already admitted 39 PNP personnel who are PUIs and undergoing self-quarantine including 11 police commissioned officers, 18 police non-commissioned officers, four non-uniformed personnel, and six civilians.

To date, there are 3,660 confirmed cases in the country, with 163 deaths and 73 recoveries.

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