The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported Tuesday that 230 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, along with 822 jail inmates.
According to statistics released Tuesday, 563 employees are currently quarantined, and 1,190 have returned to work after being quarantined.
Of the 230 employees who tested positive, 167 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional — civilian — personnel. Of the 563 employees currently quarantined, 411 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional personnel. And of the 1,190 employees who have returned to work after being quarantined, 803 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional personnel.
In the jail system, 5,294 inmates are currently quarantined, and 237 are in isolation. Of those in isolation, 178 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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