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Over 600 LAPD Employees Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 Since Pandemic Began

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A total of 602 Los Angeles Police Department employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

According to Jessica Kellogg of the Emergency Operations Center, 82 employees are at home recovering or self-isolating due to exposure, and 546 have returned to work.

In July, 45-year-old Valentin Martinez, a sworn-officer, and Erica McAdoo, a 39-year-old non-sworn senior detention officer died from coronavirus complications.

As of Monday, 203 Los Angeles Fire Department employees have tested positive for the virus.

Kellogg said 15 are recovering at home in isolation, 179 have returned to work, and six are no longer quarantining but remain at home.

So far, LAFD has reported one virus-related death. A 44-year-old firefighter-paramedic, Jose J. Perez, died from coronavirus-related complications on July 25.

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

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