(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases among police personnel rose to 43113 on Saturday, Jan. 8, after the Philippine National Police reported 376 new COVID-19 cases.
This was a jump from the single-digit additional cases typically reported by the national police force before the holidays.
On Friday, the PNP reported 298 additional COVID-19 cases among its ranks.
According to the PNP, of the total cases detected so far, 1225 were active.
PNP COVID-19 recoveries rose to 41763 with the addition of one recovery.
The PNP COVID-19 death toll remains at 125, with no additional deaths reported.
The Department of Health earlier warned of an “exponential” increase in COVID-19 cases, with the “continued decreased adherence” to public health protocols and the detection of local Omicron variant cases in the country.
The DOH has said the Philippines was now at a “high risk” for COVID-19.
Metro Manila is expected to remain under an alert level 3 until Jan. 15.