The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported Friday that 206 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, along with 722 jail inmates.

According to statistics released Friday, 517 employees are currently quarantined, and 1,174 have returned to work after being quarantined.

Of the 206 employees who tested positive, 150 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional — civilian — personnel. Of the 517 employees currently quarantined, 373 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional personnel. And of the 1,174 employees who have returned to work after being quarantined, 787 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional personnel.

In the jail system, 4,857 inmates are currently quarantined, and 313 are in isolation. Of those in isolation, 237 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, lasd.org/covid19updates.

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