• By The Financial District


The Philippine National Police (PNP) today said a majority of cops who have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) are asymptomatic.

As of Thursday, there were 1,162 cops who had Covid but who have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms while 336 cops have been experiencing mild symptoms while six had severe symptoms.

The Department of Health (DOH), in compliance with standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO), has listed fever, dry cough, and tiredness as the most common symptoms of Covid-19.

The WHO also identified aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, headache, loss of taste or smell, and rash on the skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes as less common symptoms. It also listed difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, and loss of speech or movement as serious symptoms of Covid-19.

As of July 16, the Covid-19 cases in the PNP have reached 1,335 with 37 new infections.

The PNP Health Service said a total of 565 personnel have recovered from the disease while the death toll remains at nine. It is also monitoring 640 probable cases and 1,391 suspected cases.