PNP: 17 more police officers infected with COVID-19; total infections at 231


Posted at May 16 2020 08:31 PM

MANILA--The Philippine National Police on Saturday said 17 more police officers were diagnosed with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), hiking the total infections to 231.

The PNP public information office said in a statement that all of the new cases were assigned in Metro Manila.

Of the total cases, 64 have recovered while 4 others died.

"Among the number of cases, 116 patients are in quarantine facilities, seven are admitted in hospitals, and 35 are undergoing home quarantine," the PNP-PIO said.

It added that the PNP Health Service also tallied 687 police personnel as probable cases and 536 as suspected cases.

Infected PNP personnel are isolated in different quarantine facilities, it added.

As of Saturday, the Philippines has recorded 12,305 COVID-19 cases, of whom 817 died and 2,561 others recovered, according to the Department of Health.