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PNP’s COVID-19 death toll climbs to 58

By: - Reporter / @JDTiloINQ
/ 03:03 PM May 07, 2021
Facade of the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame. Image from pnp.gov.ph website

Facade of the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame. Image from pnp.gov.ph website

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) reported on Friday another COVID-19 fatality among its officers, bringing the agency’s death toll to 58 as of May 6.

The PNP in a statement identified the latest casualty as a 47-year-old police corporal assigned in Maguindanao, who was immuno-compromised due to diabetes.

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According to the PNP Health Service report, the official was rushed to the hospital to get tested on May 3, after experiencing fever and cough. His RT-PCR test later revealed a positive COVID-19 result.

He was declared dead two days later–May 5–due to acute respiratory failure, said the PNP Health Service.

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Outgoing PNP chief Gen. Debold Sinas expressed his condolences to the family of the officer, and cautioned other immuno-compromised personnel to double their protection.

“To our police officers with a comorbidity, always check your health and double your protection, if you feel any symptoms, immediately seek the advice of a medical practitioner. To protect others, start taking care of yourself first,” Sinas said in a statement.

The PNP added 87 new cases on Thursday, bringing the agency’s COVID-19 cases to 20,936, including 1,540 active cases and 19,365 recoveries.

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