Navi Mumbai cop succumbs to Covid-19Updated: Aug 08, 2020 23:31 IST
A 50-year-old police constable in Navi Mumbai died of Covid-19 on Saturday, taking the fatality in Navi Mumbai Police commissionerate to two.
The head constable posted at Navi Mumbai police headquarters succumbed to the infection a week after he first reported having fever.
Sanjay Kumar, Navi Mumbai police commissioner, said, “The constable was suffering from high fever for a week and had sought treatment from a local doctor. He had ignored the symptoms until his condition deteriorated on Friday.”
The constable was then taken to a hospital, where he died around 12.30am on Saturday. Following his death, he was found positive for Covid-19.
Till July 31, a total of 409 Navi Mumbai police personnel, including 54 officers and 355 personnel from the constabulary, tested positive for Covid-19. A total of 218 family members of police personnel also tested positive during the same period.
On July 13, a 47-year-old constable posted at the coastal security branch at police commissioner’s office in CBD Belapur, had succumbed to the virus.