Update On The NYPD Response To The Coronavirus Outbreak

Published on April 20, 2020, 7:09 pm
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Death in the Family

It is with sadness that the New York City Police Department announces the death of a member of our family.

Traffic Section Commander Mohammed Chowdhury, assigned to Brooklyn Traffic Enforcement, passed away yesterday, Sunday, April 19, 2020, from complications related to the coronavirus.

Traffic Section Commander Chowdhury became a member of the NYPD in April 30, 1990.

Sick Report Daily Update

On Monday, April 20, 2020, 4,981 uniformed members of the NYPD were on sick report which accounts for 13.80% of the Department’s uniformed workforce. That is down from a high of 19.80%. To date, 4,435 members of the NYPD have tested positive for coronavirus.

As of today, Monday, April 20, 2020, 2,342 members of the NYPD have returned to work full duty after recovering from a positive test for the coronavirus and 1,695 uniformed members plus 368 civilian members are still out sick diagnosed with coronavirus. And let us remember and pray for the 30 members of the service that have died due to coronavirus-related illness.

Citywide Patrols

Officers continue to visit restaurants, bars, supermarkets, salons and public spaces to remind individuals of the ban on congregating in public spaces and to practice social distancing.

Between 08:00 a.m., Sunday, April 19, 2020 and 08:00 a.m., Monday, April 20, 2020:

  • NYPD officers visited 2,484 supermarkets and pharmacies of which 1,250 were closed.
  • NYPD officers visited 6,635 bars and restaurants of which 5,385 were closed. 
  • NYPD officers visited 1,223 public places of which 816 were closed. 
  • NYPD officers visited 3,000 personal care facilities of which 2,998 were closed. 

There were no arrests or summonses issued in regard to these visits.

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