LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported today that 351 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the coronavirus pandemic began, along with 2,599 jail inmates.
According to statistics released Thursday morning, 275 department employees are currently quarantined, and 1,864 have returned to work after being quarantined.
Of the 351 employees who tested positive, 249 are sworn personnel and the remainder are civilian personnel. Of the 275 employees currently quarantined, 164 are sworn personnel and the remainder are civilian personnel. And of the 1,864 employees who have returned to work after being quarantined, 1,330 are sworn personnel and the remainder are civilian.
In the jail system, 2,129 inmates are currently quarantined, and 71 are in isolation. Of those in isolation, 47 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.