PNP records 2 COVID-19 deaths, cases up by 215

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 11, 2021   •   115

MANILA, Philippines—Two more personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) have died due to complications after testing positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while cases among the PNP went up by 215.

In a statement issued Saturday, April 10, the PNP Health Service (PNPHS) confirmed that a 48-year-old cop assigned in Manila Police District and a 64-year-old non-uniformed personnel (NUP) assigned at Camp Crame have succumbed to the virus.

Based on reports, the 48-year-old male cop was rushed to a private hospital in Bulacan on April 7 after experiencing difficulty of breathing and high fever. On April 8, he was tested positive of Covid-19 and later that day died due to cardiac arrest and pneumonia.

On April 6, the NUP was rushed to a hospital after experiencing difficulty in breathing. He also tested positive for the virus on April 8 and expired on April 9. The statement from PNP said he had a history of diabetes and hypertension.

Meanwhile, the PNPHS recorded additional 215 confirmed cases as of April 9, 2021, bringing the total to 16,975 infected. A total of 281 recoveries were also noted bringing the total to 14,477 personnel who recovered from the virus, with 2,456 active cases.

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