Over 2,500 Jharkhand cops test Covid positive

Ranchi, AUG 10 (IANS) | Publish Date: 8/10/2020 1:36:55 PM IST

At least 2,565 Jharkhand police personnel have tested positive for coronavirus so far, the state police headquarter said in a statement on Monday.

“The 2,565 police personnel infected with the virus include one Superintendent of Police and ASP-rank officials, six DSPs, 25 Inspectors, 152 Sub-Inspectors, 217 Assistant Sub-Inspectors, four higher level Clerks, 178 Constables, 1,865 Jawans and Drivers, 54 Fourth Grade employees and 56 Home Guards”, the statement said.

Of the infected personnel, 887 have recovered and have been discharged. The Police department has so far reported six Covid-19 deaths.

The police headquarters has asked all police personnel to take the necessary precautions against the pandemic.

Jharkhand reported its first Covid-19 case on March 31.


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