A constable of Chattogram Metropolitan Police has died from the novel coronavirus taking the death toll in police to eight as of Saturday.
The victim is Md Naimul Haque, Assistant Inspector General Sohel Rana told The Business Standard today.
Earlier, the police headquarters confirmed the highest spike in coronavirus cases in a day, with a total of 241 police personnel being infected in the last 24 hours.
The new cases are all reported outside the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) zone.
According to the police headquarters, so far, 2,382 policemen have tested Covid-19 positive till Saturday. Of them, 1,041 are DMP members.
In the DMP, the cases include an additional deputy commissioner and an assistant commissioner while most of the remaining are field officers.
The DMP has taken all necessary measures to ensure treatment of the infected officers, said a press release issued by the police headquarters.
Meanwhile, according to data from various police units across the country, 361 police personnel have fully recovered from the novel coronavirus.
All measures have been taken at the Central Police Hospital, along with other dedicated hospitals for the police, to ensure proper treatment of the infected policemen as per the directive from Inspector General of Police Benazir Ahmed, read the press release.