Over 1,400 NYPD members positive with coronavirus: commissioner Shea

Kimberly Dole
April 01, 2020 - 2:45 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There are now over 1,400 members of the NYPD with the coronavirus, commissioner Dermot Shea announced on Wednesday.

Shea also confirmed that the department's latest tally reports approximately 17 percent of the officers are out sick.

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“The message is to all New Yorkers, ‘We’re all in this together,” Shea said. “Certainly the NYPD is a part of that, uniform and civilian members — it’s all of us.”

The department's first sworn member to die from the coronavirus was announced over the weekend. He was an NYPD detective that passed away from complications related to the coronavirus.