The NYPD has 20 confirmed cases of coronavirus — while 14 members with the FDNY have been infected with the virus, The Post learned on Thursday night.
The uptick in sick first responders comes as the state ramped up its testing for COVID-19 — sending the number of confirmed cases soaring to more than 4,100 statewide, with 2,469 in the Big Apple alone.
The condition of the 34 first responders was not known.
Officials have said it was only a matter of time before a number of cops would come down with the virus due to their continued interaction with the public. Numbers are expected to continue rising among the rank-and-file in NYPD and FDNY.
About 42 NYPD cops were spotted in just two days getting tested at the Jones Beach drive-thru coronavirus testing facility, a handful of driving up in unmarked, take-home department vehicles, one police source told The Post.
A spokesman for the NYPD would not give a break down on where the infected officers were assigned — but confirmed that the number of cops out sick has increased, again.
Around 1,300 cops were out ill on Wednesday. That was about an uptick of 300 members from the typical number, which the spokesman said is about 1,000 cops out of department’s total 36,000 members.
Cops have bemoaned the top brass’ response to the outbreak in New York City, according to sources who previously told The Post that officers feel as if their well-being is inconsequential.
In city jails, four corrections officers have tested positive for the virus along with one inmate. Health officials were also monitoring at least eight inmates from Rikers Island after they showed symptoms similar to the bug.
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