25 employees of the LA County Sheriff's Department test positive for COVID-19

At least 25 employees of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have tested positive for COVID-19, along with three jail inmates, the department reported Wednesday.

Newly released statistics show that 405 employees of the department have been quarantined, and 150 had returned to work.

It also shows that 372 inmates in the county's jail systems have been quarantined and 14 have been "isolated." 

The sheriff's department defines "isolation" as "individuals who have a temperature of 100.4F or higher and are exhibiting symptoms of an upper respiratory infection." All inmates who are in isolation have been tested for the coronavirus and are awaiting the results.

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"Quarantine" was defined by the department as "individuals who have had close contact of 10 minutes or more with a person currently under observation.''

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of four inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. One of the inmates has since fully recovered and is symptom-free in accordance with guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the department said.

The remaining three inmates are currently in isolation and under medical observation.

So far, 79 inmates have received negative results when tested for COVID-19.

More information is available on the sheriff's department's Coronavirus Information Updates page, https://lasd.org/covid19updates.