More Than 500 NYPD Members Test Positive
More Than 500 NYPD Members Test Positive For COVID-19
Marta Zielinska 3-27-2020
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The coronavirus outbreak is taking its toll on the NYPD.
As of Friday, 442 uniformed officers and 70 civilian members have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Another 4,111 NYPD uniformed employees were on sick report, accounting for 11.4% of the Department’s uniformed workforce.
This comes as the department suffered its first loss from COVID-19 on Thursday while there are reports that NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism and Intelligence John Miller is hospitalized with virus symptoms.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea posted a video on Twitter confirming city custodial assistant Dennis Dickson, who served with the NYPD since 2006, died from complications related to the coronavirus at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn.