Policemen between the ages 31-40 hit hardest by COVID-19

The highest incidence of the disease has affected the police personnel, especially between the ages of 31 to 40.

Policemen between the ages 31-40 hit hardest by COVID-19
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With the prevalence of the coronavirus in Mumbai and the increasing number of cases, all the employees engaged in the essential services for the protection of the citizens have been working tirelessly day and night. However, the highest incidence of the disease has affected the police personnel, especially between the ages of 31 to 40. 

From the month of March to July 1, 2,821 policemen in the Mumbai Police force have contracted the coronavirus. Of those, 42 died of the disease. The police mortality rate over 50 years is 82 per cent. Also, out of 42 deceased, houses of the 21 deceased policemen have come under the containment zone. The matter has come up in a report submitted by the Mumbai Police.

According to information received from senior police officials, at present, Mumbai Police personnel over 50 years of age and women police officers can be greatly affected by the coronavirus. Accordingly, they have been instructed to stay at home. Therefore, there are a large number of young cops in the areas under lockdown and the containment zones.

Meanwhile, People above 50 who are being diagnosed with the coronavirus have been found to have pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. The highest number of coronavirus-infected policemen have been reported in the western suburbs and north Mumbai. Out of 94 police stations in Mumbai, 57 police personnel in the LT Marg police station alone were hit by the coronavirus, as per the report.

On the other hand, on Monday, Maharashtra recorded 6,497 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus disease, taking the overall tally of confirmed cases to 2,60,924, according to the state health department. That puts the state's tally marginally ahead of that of Iran, which has 2,59,652 cases according to the global coronavirus tracking portal worldometer.

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 10,482 after 193 patients succumbed to the illness in the last 24 hours. The number of recovered patients jumped by 4,182 in the same period to reach 1,44,507. As of July 13, there are 1,05,637 active cases in the state of Maharashtra.


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