30 cops died of COVID-19 in Maharashtra, so far

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Delhi: Maharashtra, the worst-hit state with COVID-19, witnessed more fresh positive cases of the deadly virus among the police personnel on Thursday.

According to available information, police personnel tested Covid-19 positive and another succumbed to the coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of Maharashtra Police personnel who have tested positive for the disease to 2,557 on Thursday. At least 30 police personnel, including an officer, who was infected in the line of duty, have died so far due to Covid-19 in Maharashtra.

The state health ministry informed that of the 30 Covid-19 victims, 18 were members of the Mumbai Police force and had contracted the deadly infection while implementing the lockdown in the financial capital, Mumbai.

A senior police officer informed that till now, over 2,557 state police personnel have tested positive for the coronavirus and 30 of them, including an officer, have died. The number of active Covid-19 cases in the police force currently stands at 1,510, including 191 officers, according to data released by the Maharashtra Police.

Meanwhile, the country witnessed the biggest jump in daily coronavirus count with 9,304 people testing positive for the novel virus in the last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country increased to 216,919, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu continued to record high number of coronavirus cases while Delhi saw the biggest spike in COVID-19 count on in last 24 hours.

The fatalities from COVID-19 a crossed the grim milestone of 6,000-mark. As many as 260 people succumbed to death in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, alone confirmed 122 causalities in the last 24 hours. Nearly 48% of total fatalities came from Maharashtra in the last 24 hours.