| Pune |
October 29, 2020 10:22:31 pm
As per data collated by the Indian Police Foundation (IPF), a Delhi-based multidisciplinary think tank, over 1.5 lakh Covid-19 cases and 913 deaths have been reported among personnel of state police forces and the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) till date. The statistics sound a cautionary note for these policing bodies as they gear up for the festive season and an expected increase in economic activities.
The IPF has created a platform for discussion on strategies and responses of these forces towards the pandemic. As per its data, 1,50,226 Covid cases have been reported among personnel of state police forces and CAPF so far. This comprises nearly 1.87 per cent of the country’s total caseload, which stood at 80.4 lakh cases as of Thursday.
In terms of total Covid positive cases among the personnel, the highest were reported from Maharashtra Police (26,395), followed by Andhra Pradesh Police (13,262) Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) (13,011), Border Security Force (BSF) (12,670), and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) (8,299). The data indicates that the number of cases among police forces of various states is…