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45 Kolkata Police personnel test positive for COVID-19


KOLKATA: At least 45 Kolkata Police personnel including two senior officers of the Detective Department have tested positive for COVID-19, an official said on Friday.

So far, over 1,100 police personnel have been infected by the virus, the official said.

"These police personnel tested positive yesterday (Thursday). While a few have been sent to home isolation the others with severe problems have been hospitalised," the official said.

The number of active cases in the Force is around 70.

Fifty-one policemen including five senior officers recovered from COVID-19 on Thursday.

Till Thursday, 1,536 people have died of COVID-19 in West Bengal while 67, 992 have been infected with the virus.