Mumbai: As many as 237 personnel of Maharashtra Police have tested COVID-19 positive in the last 72 hours, taking the active cases in the force to 1,040, the Maharashtra Police said on Saturday.
Out of the total COVID-19 cases in the police force, 64 personnel have succumbed to the infection so far, it said.
“237 personnel of Maharashtra Police were found COVID-19 positive in the last 72 hours, taking the active number of cases in the force to 1,040. A total of 64 police personnel have succumbed to the infection,” Maharashtra Police said in a statement.
India on Saturday reported its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases with 22,771 cases reported in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
With these new cases, India`s coronavirus cases tally has gone up to 648,315, out of which there are 235,433 active cases in the country and 394,227 cases have been cured/discharged or migrated.
As many as 442 deaths due to COVID-19 have also been reported taking the number of patients succumbing to the deadly virus across the country to 18,655.