NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer Ramon Roman died on Sunday from coronavirus-related complications, according to a daily coronavirus report from the NYPD.
Nearly 20% of its uniformed workforce is out sick.
The city is a hotspot for the virus, with more than 68,000 cases and 2,700 fatalitie
s. The city’s hospitals have been struggling to maintain the space, personnel and equipment to treat the growing number of patients.
Currently, 1,935 uniformed members and 293 civilian members tested positive for the coronavirus, the NYPD said.
Some recovered officers returned to work Friday, a law enforcement source told CNN, which delays the necessity to implement 12-hour shifts on the department.
“Now we’re getting the first wave back,” said the official. “By next week, we could be getting hundreds back.”
The NYPD said it is cracking down on social and religious gatherings.
In a 24-hour period, officers visited 2,419 supermarkets, 6,959 bars and restaurants, 1,238 public places and 3,288 personal care facilities.
Nobody was arrested or issued summonses in relation to the visits, the NYPD said.
CNN’s Laura Ly and Mark Morales contributed to this report.