PNP: 16 more cops contract COVID-19; 250 total cases
MANILA, Philippines — Sixteen more police officers have tested positive for SARS-CoV2, which causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cases within the Philippine National Police (PNP) to 250.
“As of 6:00PM of May 18, 2020, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the PNP organization rises to 250 with four (4) deaths and 69 recoveries,” read the statement from PNP’s official Facebook page on Monday.
UPDATE: As of 6:00PM of May 18, 2020, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the PNP organization rises to 250 with four (4) deaths and 69 recoveries.FEATURED STORIES
UPDATE: As of 6:00PM of May 17, 2020, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the PNP organization rises to 234 with four (4) deaths and 69 recoveries.
Meanwhile, the PNP Health Service (PNP-HS) also recorded 754 probable cases. COVID-19 test results are pending.
It also documented 538 suspected cases.
Previously, PNP HS said it expects COVID-19 cases in the police force to surge as more police frontliners are tested.
“Police health authorities have ramped-up mass testing among police frontliners, expecting the number of confirmed cases to rise in the next few days due to pending results of some confirmatory tests,” a PNP-HS statement said.
The PNP has three quarantine facilities in its national headquarters in Quezon City – Kiangan Billeting Center, Oval Transformation Quarantine Facility and Taekwondo quarters.
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