San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy tests positive for coronavirus


A San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy assigned to patrol has tested positive to coronavirus, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department announced Monday.

The Sheriff's Department is not releasing the deputy's name or medical treatment "our of respect for our deputy."

How the deputy was infected is currently under investigation.

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"Although we do not know when and where the deputy was exposed to the virus, we continue to encourage all members to heed the warnings of health officials while on and off duty," said the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department in a statement.

The deputy is experiencing flu-like symptoms and is currently resting at home.


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Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story had stated an L.A Sheriff's deputy was diagnosed with COVID-19. That was incorrect and the story has been updated to reflect that it was a San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy that was affected and are attributing the information to the San Bernardino's County Sheriff's Department.