2 more members of NYPD die as 930 in department test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 8:00 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 15:23:02-04

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.

There are three other members of the NYPD who have died from coronavirus, according to Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.

Det. Cedric Dixon, 48, an NYPD detective, died of coronavirus-related complications, Shea announced Saturday. The other two victims, Giacomina Barr-Brown and Dennis Dickson, were civilian employees.

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.