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111 more cops get virus; Metro cop dies of COVID-19

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 09:44 PM August 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — More than 100 new cases of coronavirus disease were recorded in the Philippine National Police, bringing the total count of cases in the police force to 2,732.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, PNP documented a total of 111 additional cases which is a record-high daily increase in the police organization.

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Of the 111, most of the cases were reported from Metro Manila police with 43, Mimaropa police with 40 and 12 from Calabarzon.

A 46-year-old police non-commissioned officer from the National Capital Region Police Office is the latest fatality in PNP. This raises the total count of deaths to 13.

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The total tally of recoveries reached 1,800 with 43 additional policemen who survived the respiratory disease.

PNP is also looking into 2,202 suspects and 764 probable cases of COVID-19.[ac]

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