A 38-year-old policeman died of COVID-19 in Maharashtra's Palghar district on Monday, a police official said.
The deceased, a police naik, was a resident of Murbad taluka in neighbouring Thane district. He was attached to the Valiv police station at Vasai in Palghar.
After he tested positive for coronavirus, he was admitted to a hospital where he was undergoing treatment.
He was on ventilator support since the last two-three days and died on Monday, Palghar police spokesperson Sachin Navadkar said.
District Collector Dr. Kailas Shinde in a message condoled the death of the policeman.
Navadkar said 135 personnel in the district have so far tested positive for coronavirus and two of them have died.
Earlier, a 40-year-old hawaldar died of coronavirus here last month.
Till now, 130 police personnel have been discharged after recovery while 30 are currently undergoing treatment in hospitals, the spokesperson said.
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