The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported Tuesday that 326 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the coronavirus pandemic began, along with 2,541 jail inmates.
According to statistics released Tuesday, 352 department employees are currently quarantined, and 1,720 have returned to work after being quarantined.
Of the 326 employees who tested positive, 230 are sworn personnel and the remainder are civilian personnel. Of the 352 employees currently quarantined, 237 are sworn personnel and the remainder are civilian personnel. And of the 1,720 employees who have returned to work after being quarantined, 1,209 are sworn personnel and the remainder are civilian.
In the jail system, 4,285 inmates are currently quarantined, and 169 are in isolation. Of those in isolation, 140 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, L.A. 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, lasd.org/covid19updates.
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