More than 300 Delhi Police members infected amid Covid outbreak in capital

More than 300 Delhi police personnel have tested positive for the virus.

New Delhi:

As the upsurge in COVID-19 cases hits the nation’s capital, more than 300 Delhi Police personnel, including the Public Relations Officer (PRO) and Additional Commissioner Chinmoy Biswal, have tested positive for the virus.

Large numbers of police officers in all units and in all police stations, including the police headquarters, have been affected by COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Delhi has reported 22,751 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest since May 1 of last year, the state’s health department said on Sunday.

As of May 1, the nation’s capital had reported 25,219 cases of COVID-19.

According to a bulletin published by the Ministry of Health, the positivity rate for the day stands at 23.53%. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the city rose to 15,49,730 with 60,733 active cases.

As many as 10,179 people have recovered from the infection in the past 24 hours, bringing the total recoveries in the nation’s capital to 14,638,337.

However, the city has also reported 17 COVID-related deaths in the past 24 hours. So far, 25,160 people have died from the infection in Delhi.

A total of 1,800 patients are currently admitted to hospital, including 182 suspected patients and 1,618 confirmed COVID-19 patients.

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