Number of NYPD officers out sick declining—about 15% of force Saturday

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April 19, 2020 - 2:25 pm

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The number of NYPD officers calling out sick is declining, officials said Sunday.

    The nation’s largest police department reported that 5,324 uniformed members — about 15% of the force — were out sick on Saturday.

    That’s down from a high of 7,155 officers — nearly 20% of the force — on April 9.

    So far, more than 2,000 members of the NYPD have returned to work full duty after recovering from a positive test for the coronavirus, police officials said.

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