LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported today that 267 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, along with 1,477 jail inmates.
According to statistics released Friday, 356 employees are currently quarantined, and 1,497 have returned to work after being quarantined.
Of the 267 employees who tested positive, 191 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional -- civilian -- personnel. Of the 356 employees currently quarantined, 235 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional personnel. And of the 1,497 employees who have returned to work after being quarantined, 1,050 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional personnel.
In the jail system, 5,576 inmates are currently quarantined, and 220 are in isolation. Of those in isolation, 148 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.