Coronavirus News: NYPD announces 43rd COVID-19 death in department

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Sunday, May 24, 2020
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The NYPD announced the loss of another member of the department due to COVID-19: School Safety Agent Doris Kirkland who served for more than 30 years.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The NYPD announced the loss of another member of the department due to COVID-19.

School Safety Agent Doris Kirkland died on Friday night from complications related to coronavirus.

Kirkland served as a school safety agent for more than 30 years.

She marks the 43rd member of the department to die from COVID-19.

By Sunday, 927 uniformed members of the NYPD were on sick report which accounts for 2.6% of the Department's uniformed workforce. That is down from a high of 19.8%.

To date, 5,739 members of the NYPD have tested positive for coronavirus. As of Sunday, 5,604 members of the NYPD have returned to work full duty after recovering from a positive test for the coronavirus and 74 uniformed members plus 18 civilian members are still out sick diagnosed with coronavirus.

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