Mumbai police intelligence wing’s head constable dies of Covid-19 | Mumbai News

MUMBAI: A head constable attached to city police’s special branch, the intelligence wing of the force, died on Saturday of Covid-19 at the Bombay Hospital, taking the total death count of city policemen to 32. This is the first death of a cop in the intelligence wing. The head constable was a diabetic patient too.
Param Bir Singh, the city police commissioner had in April exempted police personnel above 55-years from office duty to avoid any health problem. The head constable who died on Saturday morning was staying at home since the police commissioner’s announcement. He was tested positive on June 3 and the next day he was admitted to the Bombay Hospital. He stayed at the LT Marg police quarters near Crawford Market along with his mother, wife and three children. He had earlier undergone bypass surgery as well. The persons with his close contacts have been quarantined. Its still not clear where the police head constable was infected with the coronavirus.
Total coronavirus positive cops in the city till date were 2,428 while 1,702 have recovered and 688 are still undergoing treatment. As on today, 439 cops are at different Covid-19 care centers while 214 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals and 35 are in home isolation. As many as 774 police personnel have recovered from the disease and joined duty while 643 have recovered but not joined the duty. They will be resuming office soon. Besides this, 285 others are at home after discharge.

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