NYPD is severely undercounting its coronavirus cases, sources say

The number of NYPD members who have contracted the coronavirus has actually topped 4,000 — far more than what has been publicized, The Post has learned.

A total of 4,080 members of the NYPD — 3,350 uniformed officers and 730 civilian employees —  have tested positive for the pandemic COVID-19 since the outbreak hit New York City, police sources said.

That number is nearly 1,300 more than the NYPD reported Tuesday in its daily coronavirus update, where it said 2,232 officers and 568 employees were diagnosed with the virus.

That’s because the NYPD’s medical division was only providing the number of members who had contracted the virus and were still out sick, sources said.

Once they returned to the job, they were taken off the count.

It was unclear when the total number of NYPD cases, which was widely reported, became inaccurate — but it became clear on Monday when the number of total cases dropped by 10.

So far, 25 members of the NYPD have died from coronavirus complications. Five of them were uniformed members and the other 20 were civilian employees.

The NYPD did not immediately respond for comment.

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