PNP records 17 Covid-19 recoveries, 39 new cases

Philippine News Agency
February 22, 2021

Police personnel manning a checkpoint near the Marikina City-Rizal boundary (File photo)

MANILA – The number of policemen who have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has climbed to 11,054 with 39 new cases reported as of Sunday night.

Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, PNP’s Administrative Support deputy chief and Covid-19 Task Force commander, added that 17 police personnel have newly beaten the illness, to bring recoveries to 95.7 percent of the total cases among its personnel.

The police force currently has 590 active cases while the death toll remains at 31.

Around 444 patients are recuperating in hospitals and quarantine facilities, Eleazar added.

As of Sunday, 101,421 have been tested for Covid-19, or 46.3 percent of a total of 219,130 PNP members.

Eleazar said the PNP is conducting aggressive testing nationwide.

Earlier, the PNP reminded all police personnel to wear face masks and face shields even inside police stations and offices as it implemented a new guideline that will strengthen efforts to prevent the spread of the disease. (PNA)

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