Detective Cedric Dixon, a 23-year veteran, worked in the 32nd Precinct in Harlem, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said.
“May we never forget the sacrifice of those workers who put themselves in harm’s way to keep you and your family safe,” the police chief said.
The detective was in his 40s and had underlying health conditions, multiple law enforcement officials said. Shea did not provide details on the officer’s health history.
Dennis C. Dickson, a custodian who worked at police headquarters, died Thursday, Shea said.
On Friday, NYPD said Giacomina Barr-Brown, a civilian worked in the 49th Precinct Roll Call Office, was the second member of the force to die from coronavirus.
Barr-Brown was a seven-year veteran of the NYPD.
The growing numbers of first responders and health care workers falling sick with coronavirus is doubly worrisome because there are fewer people who can help members of the public.
At least 442 uniformed NYPD members and 70 civilian members have tested positive for coronavirus, the official said.
And “given the nature of the virus, it is expected that this number will grow,” NYPD said in a statement this week.
The department says it’s been distributing gloves, masks, alcohol wipes and sanitizer to officers to help them work safely.
But if any member feels sick, they should stay home, Shea said.
Officers have been looking for groups of people congregating and telling them to disperse.
“Men and women of the New York Police Department are stepping up. They’re here for you. They’re out there putting themselves — uniform and civilian — at risk to keep you safe,” Shea added.
Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled the name of Detective Cedric Dixon. The name has been corrected.
CNN’s Brynn Gingras, Shimon Prokupecz, Mark Morales, Taylor Romine, Pervaiz Shallwani, Kristina Sgueglia and Mallika Kallingal contributed to this report .