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29 more CPD members test positive for COVID-19, raising total to 50

“They are getting the best care available and we are prioritizing infection control protocols within police facilities,” CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

There are now 50 cases of the coronavirus in the Chicago Police Department, the department announced March 30, 2020.
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The Chicago Police Department on Monday announced that 29 more employees have tested positive for the coronavirus,

There are now 50 total cases of the disease in the department, Chicago police said.

“They are getting the best care available and we are prioritizing infection control protocols within police facilities,” CPD chief spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet announcing the cases.

Last Friday, the department said it had 29 cases of the disease. They were reported in all three areas: Central, North and South.

Last week, interim CPD Supt. Charlie Beck announced new department protocols to prevent the spread of the disease among officers.

State health officials on Monday announced 461 additional cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the total number of positive cases to 5,057. The state’s death stands at 73 people.