PNP: Police officers infected with COVID-19 rises to 19

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 6) - The Philippine National Police confirmed Monday that three more police officers tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected personnel to 19.

The three new COVID-19 patients include a 31-year-old female officer from Laguna Province, a 41-year-old male police personnel from Cavite Province, and a 45-year-old female police officer from Batangas Province.

In a statement, PNP Chief Police Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa said that two police personnel have recovered while another two succumbed to the disease last week.

Gamboa assured the public that the PNP Health Service is closely monitoring the remaining 15 COVID-19 patients within the organization.

As of April 6, the PNP Health Service reported a total of 280 police personnel categorized as Persons Under Investigation (PUI) while a total of 1,332 personnel are now listed as Persons Under Monitoring (PUM).

The police remain among those on the front lines fighting the pandemic.