NYPD reports 1,450 members returned to work after testing positive for coronavirus

Kimberly Dole
April 16, 2020 - 7:49 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD reported on Thursday that 1,450 number of NYPD officers have recovered and returned to work after testing positive for the coronavirus.

"As of today, Thursday, April 16, 1,450 members of the NYPD have returned to work full duty after recovering from a positive test for the coronavirus and 2,104 uniformed members plus 609 civilian members are still out sick diagnosed with coronavirus," the NYPD tweeted.

There were also 6,052 uniformed members of the NYPD that were on sick on Thursday.

That accounts for 16.7percent of the Department’s uniformed workforce. The NYPD had previously reported a high of 19.8 percent of uniformed members that were out sick.

So far, 4,190 members of the NYPD have tested positive for coronavirus.

New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea on Wednesday announced two more COVID-19 deaths among the department’s ranks, bringing the agency’s death toll to 27 as law enforcement agencies across the country are hit hard by the coronavirus.

"And let’s remember and pray for the 27 members of the service that have died due to coronavirus-related illness," the NYPD posted on its Twitter account Thursday.