April 03, 2020
More than 500 officers of the New York Police Department have tested positive for coronavirus in addition to the 4,111 officers taking sick leave, according to the NYPD.
"On Friday, March 27, 2020, 4,111 NYPD uniformed employees were on sick report which accounts for 11.4 percent of the Department's uniformed workforce," the NYPD said in a statement sent to Newsweek. "Currently, 442 uniformed members and 70 civilian members tested positive for the Coronavirus."
New York's fire department is also feeling the effect of the coronavirus pandemic with 170 members testing positive for the illness. More than 2,000 paramedics and firefighters have called out sick, representing roughly 17 percent of the members of the department.