New Delhi: Amid a massive spike in COVID-19 cases in Pune, 232 police personnel have contracted the infection in Pune in Maharashtra since January 3 this year, an official said on Monday.
Only two police personnel are currently admitted in hospital, while the remaining are in home isolation, the official said.
“Out of these 232 infected people, over 30 are police officers and the remaining are other personnel,” he said.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Pune in March 2020, a total of 2,670 police personnel have so far tested positive for the infection, he said.
On Sunday, Pune reported 6,464 new COVID-19 cases, with a positivity rate of 19 per cent, taking the district’s infection tally to 11,90,140, as per official figures.
In an order issued on Sunday night, the Pune police imposed a night curfew in the city limits between 11 pm and 5 am. They also prohibited the assembly of five or more people between 5 am and 11 pm in the city.
Maharashtra on Sunday reported 44,388 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours. The tally of the active cases in the state has now reached 2,02,259 cases.
Maharashtra’s Omicron tally has reached to 1,216. The state recorded 207 new cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus on Sunday.
While, Mumbai on Sunday reported 19,474 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths in the last 24 hours, as compared to yesterday’s 20,318 cases. The tally of the active cases in the city has now reached 1,17,434 cases.
(With inputs from PTI)