Coronavirus: 12 CRPF personnel test positive, taking total to 122

NEW DELHI, May 2 (Agencies): Twelve more Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. With this, the total number of CRPF personnel infected with Covid-19 rose to 122.

The CRPF personnel belong to the 31st battalion of the paramilitary, based in Mayur Vihar phase-3 area of the national capital, that was entirely sealed after 52 personnel were infected with the novel coronavirus and one succumbed to it over the last few days.

Out of the 112 samples taken, 12 more tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, a senior official said.

The total number of infected troops in this unit now stands at 64.

All the personnel suffering from the viral infection have been admitted to various hospitals in the national capital, the official said.

Earlier, a 55-year-old CRPF personnel on March 28 died due to the deadly new virus in Delhi. An entire battalion of nearly 1,100, meanwhile, was then quarantined and sealed.

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