The Maharashtra Police, which has been on the forefront in battling Covid-19 within the nation’s worst-affected state so far as the viral outbreak is worried, has reported 424 recent circumstances prior to now 24 hours.
That is the best single-day spike within the state police division because the lockdown restrictions had been imposed from end-March in a bid to comprise the unfold of the contagion.
Earlier on August 24, 351 Maharashtra Police personnel had examined Covid-19 constructive.
“Thus far, 16,015 Maharashtra Police personnel, together with 1,736 officers, have been discovered to have contracted Sars-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19. Happily, 13,014 police personnel have recovered from their viral an infection and lots of have already resumed their duties,” mentioned Vinayak Deshmukh, assistant inspector common of police (regulation and order), Maharashtra Police.
The Covid-19-related demise toll amongst Maharashtra Police personnel has risen to 163, together with 5 recent fatalities between Monday and Wednesday. Thus far, 15 cops have died of Covid-19.
Wardha, Nanded, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur Rural and Thane Metropolis police authorities reported a demise every as a result of viral an infection.
In Wardha, Vilas S Balpandey (46), a head constable, died of Covid-19 on Wednesday. He was posted at Dahigaon police station and was admitted to Kasturba Hospital in Sevagram on August 27 after he examined constructive.
Karbhari Rambhau Khade (52), a head constable posted at Mumbra police station in Thane metropolis, additionally died on Wednesday, two hours after he was discharged from hospital. He had examined constructive for Covid-19 on August 23. He additionally had a historical past of blood strain. “Khade was a hardworking policeman and had been entrusted with the work of intelligence gathering on the police station. He’s survived by his spouse and a son who has accomplished a masters course in engineering,” inspector GM Mujawar from Mumbra police station mentioned.
Balaji Tukaram Denge, a head constable, died of the contagion in Nanded district on Tuesday. He was posted on the district police headquarters in Denge and was being handled on the government-run hospital in Wajirabad.
Ganesh Shankarrao Surpam (47), a head constable from Nagpur Gramin police, died at Nagpur Medical Faculty & Hospital, the place he was admitted since August 26 after he had examined constructive. “Surpam had suffered paralysis earlier than the an infection and in addition had a historical past of diabetes and hypertension. He’s the primary personnel from the Nagpur Rural District police to succumb to the virus. He’s survived by his spouse and two minor daughters. Till now, round 100 personnel from the district police have contracted the virus and most of them have recovered,” mentioned Rakesh Ola, superintendent, Nagpur Gramin police.
Whereas Suresh Shona Mhatre, an assistant sub-inspector posted at Kalamboli police station, died at DY Patil Hospital in Navi Mumbai. He was present process remedy since August 20. “Mhatre had a historical past of diabetes and hypertension. He was at residence since March, as all personnel above 55 years of age had been exempted from obligation. Nevertheless, within the first week of August, he resumed obligation. On August 22, he was examined constructive for Covid-19 at MGM Hospital and later shifted to DY Patil Hospital. On August 28, he was given ventilator assist after he developed respiration issues. He died on on August 31,” mentioned senior inspector Satish Gaikawad from Kalamboli police station.
Thus far, Mumbai Police has reported over 4,800 Covid-19 circumstances and 69 deaths due to the viral an infection — the best within the state police division.
An inner research performed by the state police division has discovered that a lot of the deceased police personnel had been aged above 50 years and had comorbidities similar to blood strain and diabetes.
(With inputs from Farhan Shaikh)