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LASD Reports 2,599 Inmates, 351 Employees Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 Since Pandemic Began

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported Thursday that 351 employees and 2,599 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

According to numbers released Thursday, 275 employees are currently quarantined and 1,864 have returned to work.

Of the employees who tested positive, 249 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional or "civilian" personnel. Of those in quarantine, 164 are sworn personnel.

Meanwhile, 2,129 inmates are currently quarantined, and 71 have been isolated.

Of those in isolation, 47 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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