A total of 726 police personnel in Assam have so far tested positive for Covid-19 with 778 of them are in quarantine.

Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) GP Singh said in a tweet that of the 788 positive personnel, 377 have recovered.

He said that 20 positive police personnel, who later recovered, have joined duty.

Earlier on July 6, Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta informed that 171 of those found positive are still admitted at Covid care centres (CCCs) while 49 have recovered.

“The number of Covid-19 cases in Assam has surged and it is only expected the police personnel who are involved in carrying out duties related to the pandemic and other law and order issues will also get infected,” he had said.

Four personnel from the DGP’s security ring had also tested positive recently following which he also undertook swab tests, results of which came negative.

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