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Policewoman dies due to COVID-19 after giving birth in a hospital


BY AARON RECUENCO


A 32-year-old policewoman, who had just given birth, died due to complications from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). She was the 30th fatality from the deadly virus in the Philippine National Police (PNP).

The death of the female officer, who was assigned to do administrative works at the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), raised safety issue in the hospital since police said she had no COVID-19 when she was admitted.

Based on the information from the PNP, the policewoman died of acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to COVID-19 pneumonia at the Post-Caesarian Section of the hospital.

It was not immediately clear if the baby also contracted the virus as the PNP does not provide specific details on all its COVID-19 cases.

What the PNP confirmed is that the policewoman was a non-commissioned officer and died on Sunday, Feb. 7.

The PNP also reported 50 new cases of COVID-19, which raised the active COVID-19 cases in the police organization to 10,481.

Of the 50 cases, 14 were reported in Central Visayas and 10 at the Cordillera Administrative Region.

The recovery rate, however, is high as the PNP reported that a total of 9,888 of those cases have already fully recovered. (Aaron Recuenco)

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