LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported today that 189 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, along with 662 jail inmates.
According to statistics released Wednesday morning, 585 employees are currently quarantined, and 1,061 have returned to work after being quarantined.
Of the 189 employees who tested positive, 138 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional -- civilian -- personnel. Of the 585 employees currently quarantined, 433 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional personnel. And of the 1,061 employees who have returned to work after being quarantined, 705 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional personnel.
In the jail system, 5,145 inmates are currently quarantined, and 337 are in isolation. Of those in isolation, 252 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.