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343 LASD Employees, 2,592 Inmates Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 Since Pandemic Began

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported Wednesday that 343 employees and 2,592 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

According to numbers released Wednesday, 264 employees are currently quarantined and 1,866 have returned to work.

Of the employees who tested positive, 243 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional or "civilian" personnel. Of those in quarantine, 158 are sworn personnel.

Meanwhile, 2,196 inmates are currently quarantined, and 77 have been isolated.

Of those in isolation, 53 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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