A total of 671 Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel have tested positive for the 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
PNP chief PGen. Archie Gamboa said on Monday, June 29, that the COVID-19 cases within the national police force represents 1.9 percent of the total number of infections recorded by the Department of Health (DOH).
Out of the 671 PNP personnel infected with COVID-19, Gamboa said that 342 have recovered from the respiratory illness.
“211 or 62 percent completely recovered and have been restored to fit-to-work status, while 131 or 38 percent of recovered PNP patients are awaiting completion of the required quarantine period,” the PNP chief said during a press briefing.
“At present, the PNP has 320 active cases, of which 287 are in quarantine facilities for mild to moderate cases, 18 are in sick bay in the hospital, while 15 are under home quarantine,” he added.
Gamboa also announced that nine PNP personnel have succumbed to COVID-19.