L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. Says 149 Employees Tested Positive for COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported today that 149 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, along with 544 jail inmates.

According to statistics released Friday morning, 383 employees are currently quarantined, and 979 have returned to work after being quarantined.

In the jail system, 4,739 inmates are currently quarantined, and 369 are in isolation. Of those in isolation, 265 have tested positive and the remainder have been tested, but results are pending.

Isolation is defined as being for “individuals who have a temperature of 100.4 or higher and are exhibiting symptoms of an upper respiratory infection,” while quarantine is for “individuals who have had close contact of 10 minutes or more with a person currently under observation.”

More information is available on the department's coronavirus updates page, https://lasd.org/covid19updates.

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