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Number of sick NYPD officers drops below 10% for first time since March

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Posted at 9:04 AM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-26 09:04:23-04

NEW YORK — The number of uniformed NYPD officers out sick amid the coronavirus outbreak has fallen below 10% for the first time in a month, according to data released by the department.

The NYPD reported 9.8% — 3,554 members — of the uniformed workforce was out sick on Saturday.

The last time the percent of uniformed officers out sick hit below 10% was on March 25, when the NYPD reported 8.9%.

The following day, the sick report jumped to 10.1%. That percentage rose quickly to a peak of 19.8% — 7,155 members — on April 9 before beginning to steadily decrease.

As of Saturday, 4,820 members of the NYPD have tested positive for coronavirus and 35 have died, according to police.

More than 3,300 members of the department who tested positive for coronavirus have recovered and returned to work.