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    State police forces, CAPF contribute 2% Covid caseload in India: Indian Police Foundation data

    Written by Sushant Kulkarni
    | Pune |

    Updated: September 28, 2020 11:12:39 pm





    Maharashtra police forces, CAPF contribute to 2% Covid caseload in India: Indian Police Foundation
    The data shows that case occurrence in state police forces is higher than that of , as calculated by total cases as a percentage of total strength.

    WITH 664 deaths and over 1.21 lakh personnel from state police forces and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) testing positive for the novel coronavirus — constituting around 2 per cent of the total caseload of — Indian Police Foundation (IPF), which is collating the data, has written to the state police authorities across India pressing for an annual health check-up of the entire forces.

    According to data collated by IPF, 1,21,903 cases have been reported among personnel in state police forces and CAPF to date. In terms of total number of positive cases, Maharashtra police (21,988), Central Reserve Police Force (10,267), Border Security Force (8,934), West Bengal police (7,963), and Central Industrial Security Force (7,612) have the highest number of cases in the country.

    The data shows that case occurrence in state police forces is higher than that of CAPF, as calculated by total cases as a percentage of total force strength.

    Speaking to The Indian Express, retired officer N Ramachandran, president and founder of IPF, said, “We have been…

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