COVID-19 cases in PNP now at 80 | Inquirer News

COVID-19 cases in PNP now at 80

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 10:21 PM April 24, 2020

A police check temperatures of people at a checkpoint as part of precautionary measures against the spread of the new coronavirus in Manila, Philippines, Monday, March 16, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines — Two more police officers were diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the total count of coronavirus disease cases at the Philippine National Police (PNP) to 80.

Recent records from PNP Health Service on Friday also showed that the number of COVID-19 deaths in the police force remained at three while the number of recoveries remained at 12.


PNP also documented 567 police personnel who were considered as “suspects” while 95 PNP personnel were listed as “probable.”


The Department of Health has defined suspects as those with COVID-19 symptoms but are not yet tested.

Probable are those with symptoms of the infectious disease but have pending results at the laboratories.

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