More than 6,000 NYPD cops — about 17 percent of the 36,000-member uniformed force — were out sick as of Tuesday as COVID-19 infections continue to soar across the country, police sources told the New York Post.
Of that total, 3,000 cops had flu-like symptoms and more than 1,300 were diagnosed with COVID, the sources said.
The percentage out sick Tuesday is double the total from the same day last week.
Last Tuesday, nearly 8 percent of the NYPD’s workforce called out, The Post reported. Of the 2,712 members out, 342 were confirmed COVID-positive, sources said.
The NYPD typically has between 3 percent and 4 percent — from 1,400 to 1,500 cops — out sick on any given day. Those numbers, however, have been increasing during the pandemic, officials have said.