Jammu, July 1 -- 659 personnel have recovered and 354 are under treatment

New Delhi, June 30: Fifty-three more Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the overall infections in the largest border guarding force to over 1,000, officials said on Tuesday.

As per latest data, of the total 1,018 COVID-19 cases in the force, 659 personnel have recovered and 354 are under treatment.

There have been five deaths from the disease in the force, including the death of a personnel who was killed in a road accident whose COVID-19 positive report came later.

In the last 24 hours, 53 fresh cases had been reported in the force apart from four recoveries, the official said.

Of the 53, twenty-nine were reported f...