A total of 5,129 members of Bangladesh police have been infected with coronavirus as of Monday, report agencies.
Among them, 1,658 are from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), according to sources at the police headquarters.
“Among the total infected policemen, 1,876 have made full recovery,” said Sohel Rana, additional inspector general (AIG) (media) of Police headquarters.
However, 153 policemen went home from Rajarbag Central Police Hospital on Sunday afternoon after full recovery.
Till now, 15 policemen have died from the coronavirus, said sources at Police Headquarters.
To cope with the worsening situation, Bangladesh Police recently hired 250-bed Impulse Hospital in the capital for the treatment of coronavirus-infected police members.
The country has so far reported 49,534 coronavirus cases and 672 deaths.
Bangladesh on Sunday recorded highest deaths- 40 from COVID-19 and 2,545 new infections in the span of 24 hours.