COVID-19: 137 state policemen infected, 2 die in a single day

Maharashtra Police-Coronavirus

Mumbai: With the deaths of two police personnel in Nagpur on Thursday the total deaths in the state police force have reached 109. As many as 137 new coronavirus COVID-19 cases among the policemen were reported in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours. With this, the total COVID-19 count in the state police force stands at 10,163.

According to the state police headquarters sources, out of the total number of police personnel infected with coronavirus, 8,189 have recovered and 1,865 cases are active.

One of every four cops in the state has tested positive for COVID. Maharashtra is the first among five police entities with most COVID cases with 10,026 cases. Surprisingly, of every two cop’s deaths in the country, one cop was from Maharashtra.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported 10,309 fresh cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to 4, 68,265 in last 24 hours, while 334 patients succumbed to the infection, the state health department said. The state also reported the death of 334 more patients, taking the toll to 16,476, said a health official.

With 1, 46,268 active cases and 3, 05,521 cured and discharged patients, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected. The state has also reported 16,476 deaths due to the infection, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

On the other hand, India saw a single-day increase of 56,282 COVID-19 cases on Thursday taking the country’s virus tally to 19, 64,536, while the recoveries have surged to 13,28,336. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 40,699 with 904 new fatalities being reported in 24-hours.