13 Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawans have tested positive for novel coronavirus in New Delhi.
The jawans belonging to 25 Battalion of the armed force.
While reports about eight among the 13 personnel being infected were received on Monday, four were confirmed positive for COVID-19 last week.
The infection was carried by a constable of the 25 Battalion of the SSB based in Ghitorni on the outskirts of the national capital, SSB Spokesperson Vinay Ojha said.
The infected personnel include one Assistant Sub-Inspector and others of the rank of Head Constable and Constable. They have been shifted to a Delhi government hospital.
A total of 44 SSB personnel, excluding the 13, have been quarantined so far, he said.
With a strength of over 80,000 personnel, the SSB is mandated to guard the 1,751 km India-Nepal and the 699 km India-Bhutan borders apart from rendering a variety of roles in internal security across the country.