Berhampur, June 30 (LocalWire): Nine more police personnel of Berhampur police district in Ganjam have tested positive for COVID-19.
Superintendent of Police in Berhampur, Pinak Mishra, informed of this in a tweet on Tuesday.
With this, the number of police personnel infected with COVID-19 in Berhampur has increased to 17, while the total number of positive cases amongst police personnel in Ganjam district mounted to 38.
The 21 other police personnel who were detected positive earlier were from Ganjam police district.
Ganjam has two police districts, Berhampur and Ganjam.
“We are trying to trace the direct contacts of the new cases. If required, they will be quarantined,” said an officer.
“They might have been infected while coming in direct contact with COVID patients, as they were frontline workers who were trying to rein in the raging pandemic,” said an officer.
Several of the infected police personnel have already been cured and joined their duty.
The condition of the police personnel who are undergoing treatment was stated to be good.