714 police officials have tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra, including 648 active cases, as per information provided by the State Police.
“So far, 61 officers have recovered after treatment; while five police officers succumbed to the lethal virus,” it added.
There have been 194 incidents of assault on police personnel during the lockdown period, and 689 accused have been arrested for that.
The total number of positive coronavirus cases across the country is 59,662, including 39,834 active cases of the virus.
On Friday, 15 more Maharashtra State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) Jawans tested positive for COVID-19 in Pune’s Daund. “There are a total of 27 positive cases in SRPF Group 7 and 160 other Jawans have been kept under quarantine. They were all posted in Mumbai on COVID-19 duty,” Commandant, State Reserve Police Force, Group 7 said.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday informed that as many as 557 police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state since the lockdown was implemented in the country.
In a series of tweets, Anil Deshmukh stated, “557 police personnel have tested positive for #COVID19 since the lockdown.” “2,26,236 people have been quarantined and 653 found violating the quarantine. The state govt’s running 4,729 relief camps where 4,28,734 migrant labourers have been given refuge with food and necessities. 1,286 offences have been registered for illegal transport,” Anil Deshmukh tweeted.
The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 1,981 and the number of cases climbed to 59,662 in the country on Saturday, registering an increase of 95 deaths and 3,320 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry.
Till now, 17,846 patients have either been cured or discharged while 1,981 deaths have been recorded in the country, as per data provided by the Ministry of Health.