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LASD Reports 328 Employees, 2,558 Inmates Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 Since Pandemic Began

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported Thursday that 328 employees and 2,558 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

According to numbers released Thursday, 293 employees are currently quarantined and 1,792 have returned to work.

Of the employees who tested positive, 232 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional or "civilian" personnel. Of those in quarantine, 182 are sworn personnel.

Meanwhile, 3,456 inmates are currently quarantined, and 125 have been isolated.

Of those in isolation, 104 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.

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