52-year-old becomes Maharashtras second cop to die of COVID-19 in 48 hours
Since February 22, social and political gatherings have been barred across the state, including Mumbai. Photo: PTI

52-year-old becomes Maharashtra's second cop to die of COVID-19 in 48 hours

A 52-year-old head constable of Mumbai Police died due to coronavirus infection, the city police said on Sunday (April 26).

The victim had been fighting coronavirus for the past few days, the Mumbai Police said in a tweet.

This is the second case of a police personnel’s death due to the viral disease in Maharashtra in two days.

Earlier, a 57-year-old police constable, who had been diagnosed with COVID-19, died at a private hospital in Mumbai on Saturday.

The constable was posted in western suburbs. He lived in Worli Naka area of south Mumbai.

A total of 96 police personnel, including 15 officers, tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra till Saturday, officials earlier said.

As on Sunday morning (April 26), the total number of coronavirus cases in the state stood at 7,628, out of which 1,076 have recovered and 323 have died, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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