Two more fatalities were added to the COVID-related PNP death over the weekend.
Philippine National Police Chief Police General Debold M Sinas, extended the condolences of the 220,000-strong PNP to the bereaved families of two more personnel who died due to COVID-19 infection and medical complications.
Sinas identified the 54th and 55th fatalities as a 46-year old policeman assigned in Valenzuela City, and a 39-year old female Non-Uniformed Personnel (NUP), assigned in Camp Crame.
The policeman consulted their station health unit on April 16 due to fever and cough. He had undergone RT-PCR and on April 19, the result of RT-PCR yielded Positive. The said cop is also immuno-compromised with hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. On April 24, he was declared dead due to Acute Respiratory Failure.
Meanwhile, the female NUP underwent RT-PCR test due to intermittent fever, cough and sore throat for three days despite antibiotic therapy. Her test yielded positive and she was immediately transported to a Quarantine facility inside Camp Crame. On April 24, she was transferred to the nearest available hospital due to Bilateral Pneumonia. On April 25, she succumbed.
"The bereaved families of both PNP personnel will receive the full financial support and social benefits" Sinas assured.
As of April 25, in the latest Covid-19 data of PNP Health Service, 107 new confirmed cases were recorded bringing the total number of cases to 19,639 with 1,930 active cases. A total of 240 recoveries were also noted bringing the total of recovered personnel to 17,654.