1061 personnel of Maharashtra Police test positive for COVID-19

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 15 (ANI): A total of 1061 personnel of the Maharashtra police, including 112 police officers, have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, police said on Friday.

Maharashtra police in its COVID-19 related action report informed that out of the total infected people, 174 have been cured while 9 have lost their lives. As many as 85 police personnel were injured while on duty during COVID-19 related activities, and 803 accused have been arrested in cases of assault on police personnel during the lockdown period, police informed.

A staggering number of 1,07,256 cases have been registered under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) ever since the nationwide lockdown. A total of 20, 471 people have been arrested so far for violating lockdown guidelines, 58, 291 vehicle seized and Rs. 4,25,80,094 fine recovered from offenders.

Maharashtra is the worst-affected state due to COVID-19. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), there are 27,524 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state including 6,059 patients who have recovered and 1,019 people who have died from the infection.

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