NEW YORK — Two more members of the NYPD have died as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 outbreak, the department announced Monday.
School Safety Agent Sabrina Jefferson died on Sunday and Senior Police Administrative Aide Gwendolyn King died Monday, the NYPD said.
Jefferson, who was assigned to Patrol Borough Queens South School Safety in the 113th Precinct, died due to complications from coronavirus.
King, who joined the NYPD in 1994, was assigned to Police Service Area #3. Test results are pending.
We offer our condolences to the family of two of our very own who passed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. School Safety Officer Sabrina Jefferson served for 26 years, & Senior Police Administrative Aide Gwendolyn King served for 25 years, all to make our city a better place. pic.twitter.com/TwiLqimKC6— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) March 31, 2020
There are three other members of the NYPD who have died from coronavirus, according to Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.
As of Monday, 5,199 uniformed members of the NYPD were on sick report, accounting for 14.4% of the uniformed workforce, according to the department.
There are currently 824 uniformed members and 106 civilian members of the NYPD who tested positive for COVID-19.
Officers have been patrolling New York City streets, reminding individuals to practice social distancing.
There are over 38,000 cases of COVID-19 in NYC as of Monday afternoon, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.