Berhampur, July 3 (LocalWire): With 16 more police personnel in Ganjam district having tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, the total number of infected police personnel increased to 62 to date, sources said.
The new cases of COVID-19 amongst police personnel included 11 from Ganjam police district and 5 from Berhampur police district. Ganjam has two police districts-Berhampur and Ganjam.
Out of the total number of infected cops, 40 are from Ganjam and 22 from Berhampur police districts, sources said.
Of them, 15 cops have been cured and some of them have already joined duty. They might have been infected while coming in direct contact with the COVID patients, as they were frontline workers trying to rein in the raging pandemic, said an officer.
SP (Ganjam) Brijesh Rai said all the police personnel who were undergoing treatment in the COVID hospital are in good condition and hope to recover very soon.
“Our police stations are being sanitized on a regular basis and our personnel have been provided with face shields and masks. As per instructions, we are taking measures to deal with any situation arising out of the COVID-19 situation,” he said.