129 NYPD Officers, 46 FDNY Firefighters Test Positive for COVID-19

7 Online - March 25, 2020

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NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- There are now 12,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York City, which include those on the frontlines in the NYPD and the FDNY.

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro says 46 members have tested positive for COVID-19, and two of hospitalized.

An investigation continues into how they contracted the virus.

"It's very personal," Nigro said. "Each and every day I get a report, the numbers climb. I don't know what the number will be, but I do know it will climb considerably higher."

Additionally, the NYPD has also seen a rise in cases. As of Monday evening, there are now 129 members that have tested positive for the virus.

"We are the epicenter of this crisis," Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday during his daily briefing.