A Police Captain is the latest Covid-19 fatality in the police force, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar sadly announced today.
The 66th fatality is a 52-year old policeman assigned in Zamboanga City.
He tested positive of Covid-19 on May 1, 2021 and was immediately brought to hospital.
On May 18, he was tranferred to ICU due to difficulty of breathing and was intubated.
After 29 days of fighting the virus, he succumbed on May 30 at around 5:22 AM.
"Nakakalungkot po na araw-araw ay may pa impeksyon sa aming hanay, kaya naman patuloy po ang ating paalala sa mga pulis na magdoble ingat. Hindi lamang para sa kanilang pangsariling proteksyon kundi maging sa kanilang pamilya," Eleazar said
"Patuloy rin ang ating pagbibigay ng tulong sa ating mga kasamahan at kanilang pamilya na nadapuan ng naturang sakit, libre pa rin ang ating pagpapacheck up kaya sana naman ay huwag magdalawang isip ang ating mga pulis na pumunta sa pinakamalapit na clinic kung mayroong silang nararamdamang sintomas ng Covid-19," Eleazar added.
As of May 31, 2021, PNP Health Service logged 116 new cases bringing the total to 23, 983 with 1, 850 active cases. A total of 73 recoveries were also noted bringing the total of recovered personnel to 22, 067.
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