The Philippine National Police (PNP) reported 100 deaths among its ranks due to coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections. 

The national police force reported one latest fatality among its ranks.

In a statement, PNP chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar identified the latest death as a 44-year-old police staff sergeant stationed in Police Regional Office 1. 

The expired cop was immuno-compromised with high comorbidity even if he was fully vaccinated. He was undergoing dialysis due to chronic kidney disease, according to the relatives. 

“He was also on work-from-home status since the start of the pandemic, however, on August 19, he was rushed to a hospital due to difficulty of breathing and was tested positive of the said virus,” Eleazar said.

“On August 22, he succumbed,” he added.

As of Monday, the PNP has recorded a total of 33,438 COVID-19 cases with 150 new infections. At least 31,492 have already recovered, while 1,846 are still active cases.

The police department has so far reported 33,438 Covid-19 infections with 150 new cases among its ranks. Among the said number, 31,492 have already recovered, while 1,846 are still active.

Moreover, 40.03% or 88,940 among the PNP’s force have already received both doses of the vaccines, while 46.64% or 103,623 have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

The PNP added that 13.33% or 29,606 police personnel are still waiting for vaccines. Ronald Espartinez