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PNP records 2nd death from COVID-19

By: Melvin Gascon - Philippine Daily Inquirer April 04,2020 - 09:30 AM

Another Philippine National Police (PNP) officer has died due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), its spokesperson said on Friday.

Police Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said the latest casualty, identified only as “PNP-8,” a 48-year-old police officer assigned in Metro Manila, died on Thursday while confined in a hospital.

Earlier, the PNP said “PNP-13,” a 46-year-old officer in Laguna province, died of heart attack while under quarantine.

His test turned out positive for COVID-19 after his death, Banac said.

While on duty on March 19, PNP-8 reportedly experienced high fever and was confined. A subsequent test confirmed his infection.

As of Friday, a total of 13 PNP personnel have tested positive for COVID-19.

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