APD hit hard by Covid-19

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)–The Albuquerque Police Department on Wednesday reported 17 new coronavirus cases among its employees, bringing the number of current cases to 46.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, that’s almost half of the 96 infections APD has had since the beginning of the pandemic in March. 131 Department employees were out on Thursday–that’s about eight percent of APD’s total workforce.

The Journal reports that, overall, 66 city employees from all departments have tested positive this month alone. Albuquerque Fire Rescue currently has 15 active cases.

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