EXCLUSIVE: Over 500 members of the NYPD have tested positive for coronavirus – but 3,000 more cops are reporting flu-like symptoms

Saturday, March 28, 2020
By Paul Martin

New stats from the NYPD obtained by DailyMail.com indicate that the virus may be affecting thousands of cops in New York City
Over 4,000 cops called in sick on Friday
The numbers represent a dramatic spike over Thursday, when 3,674 uniformed employees were out sick
Cases among the NYPD has quadrupled since Monday, when 100 uniformed officers and 29 civilians tested positive, and 2,407 called in sick
‘This is an ominous sign, for sure,’ a police source told DailyMail.com
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By SHAWN COHEN
DAILYMAIL.COM
28 March 2020

More than 500 members of the NYPD have tested positive for the coronavirus as of Friday.

But more than 3,000 cops are reportedly suffering ‘flu like symptoms’ – an indication that the number of cops who actually have the virus may be exponentially higher, according to new figures obtained by DailyMail.com.

An NYPD report shows that 512 members of the department have tested positive, including 442 uniformed officers and 70 civilian members.

Meanwhile, 4,111 police officers called in sick Friday, accounting for over 11 percent of the nearly 36,000 cops.

Of that number, 3,016 reported they were experiencing flu symptoms. People with the flu can experience congestion, fever, cough, a runny nose, headaches and fatigue – some of the same symptoms associated with COVID-19.

“This is an ominous sign, for sure,’ a police source told DailyMail.com. ‘Many of them probably do have the virus. It’s hard to verify, though. The department wants cops with any of these symptoms to stay home and self quarantine so they don’t infect others.’

‘The fear factor is also part of this. If they have any symptoms, they go out.’

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