Amid Massive Surge of COVID Cases in Delhi, 1000 Police Personnel Test Positive

A large number of police personnel in all units and at all police stations, including the police headquarters have been hit by COVID.

Updated: January 10, 2022 3:07 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Kritika Bansal

Police personnel patrol near the Parliament House during COVID-19 weekend curfew, at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2021. (PTI Photo)
Police personnel patrol near the Parliament House during COVID-19 weekend curfew, at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2021. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Amid a massive surge of COVID-19 cases in the national capital, around 1,000 Delhi Police personnel, including the Public Relations Officer (PRO) and Additional Commissioner Chinmoy Biswal have tested positive for coronavirus.

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A big number of police personnel in all units and at all police stations, including the police headquarters have been hit by COVID.

All infected personnel are under quarantine, the Delhi Police said in a statement.

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

On May 1, the national capital had reported 25,219 COVID-19 cases.

As per a bulletin issued by the health department, the positivity rate for the day stands at 23.53 per cent. With this, the total cases of the COVID-19 in the city have gone up to 15,49,730 including 60,733 active cases.

As many as 10,179 people recovered from the infection during the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries in the national capital to 14,63,837.

However, the city also reported 17 COVID-related deaths in the last 24 hours. So far, 25,160 people have succumbed to the infection in Delhi.

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

(With inputs from ANI)

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Published Date: January 10, 2022 10:04 AM IST

Updated Date: January 10, 2022 3:07 PM IST