14% of uniformed NYPD officers call in sick in a single day as 824 test positive for COVID-19
Police salute during the playing of the U.S. National Anthem outside the Christ Tabernacle Church at the start of the funeral service for slain New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Rafael Ramos in the Queens borough of New York December 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

The number of uniformed NYPD officers who called in sick on Monday was a five fold increase over an average day.


NBC News reported that 14% of uniformed members called in sick on Monday. That's up from a week ago when 7% of the force called in sick.

According to the report, there are 824 uniformed members of the NYPD who have tested positive for COVID-19.