Over 300 LASD Employees, 2,162 Inmates Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 Since Pandemic Began

Los Angeles News
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported Thursday that 301 employees and 2,162 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

According to numbers released Wednesday, 419  employees are currently quarantined and 1,573 have returned to work.

Of the employees who tested positive, 215 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional or “civilian” personnel. Of those in quarantine, 299  are sworn personnel.

Meanwhile, 4,990 inmates are currently quarantined, and 220 have been isolated.

Of those in isolation, 170 have tested positive and the remainder have been tested and are awaiting results.

According to the sheriff’s department, “individuals who have a temperature of 100.4 or higher and are exhibiting symptoms of an upper respiratory infection,” have been in isolation while individuals in close contact with a person currently under observation have been quarantined.

More information is available at lasd.org/covid19updates.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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