LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported today that 328 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the coronavirus pandemic began, along with 2,558 jail inmates.
According to statistics released Thursday morning, 293 department employees are currently quarantined, and 1,792 have returned to work after being quarantined.
Of the 328 employees who tested positive, 232 are sworn personnel and the remainder are civilian personnel. Of the 293 employees currently quarantined, 182 are sworn personnel and the remainder are civilian personnel. And of the 1,792 employees who have returned to work after being quarantined,
1,275 are sworn personnel and the remainder are civilian.
In the jail system, 3,456 inmates are currently quarantined, and 125 are in isolation. Of those in isolation, 104 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.''
On June 1, Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County's public health director, confirmed the county's first known case of a jail inmate dying due to the virus.
More information is available on the department's coronavirus updates page, https://lasd.org/covid19updates.