MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recorded 59 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Thursday.

In a summary report, PNP spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac, said 34 were admitted in patient care centers, 14 are under home quarantine, eight have recovered and three have died from the disease.

Meanwhile, a total of 512 police personnel were classified as suspect cases while 61 police officers were tagged as probable cases.

According to the Department of Health, a “suspect” Covid-19 patient shows symptoms of the disease, has traveled to or lives in a place where there has been a confirmed local transmission of the disease, or had close contact with a confirmed or probable patient.

The category covers persons 60 years and above, women with a high-risk pregnancy, people who have pre-existing health conditions, and health workers who show symptoms of the disease.

On the other hand, a “probable” Covid-19 patient is a suspect patient who has not been tested or is awaiting the test results, as well as one who has been tested in an unofficial testing laboratory. (PNA)

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