Kolkata: At least 45 Kolkata Police personnel including two senior officers of the detective department have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), an official said on Friday (July 31).

So far, over 1,100 police personnel have been infected by the virus, the official said.

"These police personnel tested positive yesterday (Thursday). While a few have been sent to home isolation the others with severe problems have been hospitalised," the official said.

The number of active cases in the force is around 70.

Fifty-one policemen including five senior officers recovered from COVID-19 on Thursday.

Till Thursday, 1,536 people have died of COVID-19 in West Bengal while 67, 992 have been infected with the virus.