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COVID-19 cases among PNP officers breach 30,000

07:30 PM July 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The number of police officers infected with coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19 is now at 30,010, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP) after reporting 68 new cases among the members of the police force.

Active cases are currently at 917, while recoveries stand at a total of 29,012, as of July 28.

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The PNP health service also recorded its 81st death in its latest COVID-19 tally.

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According to the PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, the latest death was that of a 40-year-old intelligence officer from Quezon province.

Based on PNP health service’s report, the patient was rushed and admitted to a local hospital on July 24 after experiencing fever and a severe headache. He then tested positive for COVID-19.

On July 26, the attending physician declared him dead due to severe pneumonia.

Earlier today, the Quezon City Police District has also logged 82 police officers who tested positive for COVID-19.

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As of writing, 33,711, or 15.53 percent of the PNP has been fully vaccinated, while 47,888 have already received the first dose of the vaccine.

The Department of Health (DOH) earlier reported that the total COVID-19 cases in the country are now at 1,566,667, 54,552 of which are active cases, 1,484,714 recoveries and 27,401 deaths.

READ: 4,478 new COVID cases: DOH says low count is due to different time of ‘extraction’

Meanwhile, the DOH has so far confirmed a total of 119 cases of the Delta variant in the country.

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