KARACHI: Four Karachi Police officers have been infected by the new coronavirus, ARY News reported on Thursday.
Four police officers stationed at the Mubeena City police station have contracted COVID-19, the police department said in a statement. The infected police have quarantined them in their home.
The overall tally of infected police officers and other personnel is 3435, while 3378 policemen have been recovered and returned to their homes, police said.
Nineteen police, including officers, were martyred while on duty during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to police.
“Currently 38 officers and personnel have undergone medical treatment,” the department said.
Pakistan has reported 2,547 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours, ARY News reported on Thursday.
In the past 24 hours, over 18 people died from the disease, bringing the national death toll to 7,248. What’s more, 886 patients have recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours.
According to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), with the country’s new addition of infections, the current national number of cases stands at 3,65,927, whereas, active cases stands at 32,005.
The positive rate has risen to 6.9 percent in Pakistan, while 1,535 patients are in critical condition.