Pregnant cop, baby die of COVID-19 in Aurora

A pregnant police officer died with her baby due to health complications when she was infected by the coronavirus.

The death of the policewoman brought to 123 the total number of personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) since last year.

"Lubos po ang ating pakikidalamhati at pakikiramay sa pamilya ng ating pulis na namatay kasama ang kanyang sanggol. (I express my deepest condolences to the family of the policewoman who lost her battle against COVID-19 with her baby)," said PNP Chief, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar.

Based on her medical records, she was admitted to the hospital in Baler, Aurora due to difficulty breathing on October 8. All laboratory tests were done and the test conducted revealed that she was positive for the coronavirus.

On October 10, the policewoman was transferred to a hospital in Nueva Ecija and underwent Emergency Caesarian Operation. She delivered a a baby boy but the baby subsequently died on the same day.

On October 17, she was also declared dead by her attending physician.

Since last year, the PNP has already recorded more than 41,300 cases of COVID-19.

On the other hand, about 85.96 percent or 191,757 of PNP personnel are fully protected with the required vaccine doses against COVID-19.

A total of 27,470 PNP personnel, or 12.31 percent of PNP strength, have received their first doses while only 1.72 percent or 3,840 personnel are yet to receive the vaccines.