By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A total of 725 Los Angeles Police Department employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

According to Jessica Kellogg of the Emergency Operations Center, 118 employees are at home recovering or self-isolating due to exposure, and 617 have returned to work.

In July, 45-year-old Valentin Martinez, a sworn-officer, and Erica McAdoo, a 39-year-old non-sworn senior detention officer died from coronavirus complications.

As of Tuesday, 258 Los Angeles Fire Department employees have tested positive for the virus.

Kellogg said 33 are recovering at home in isolation, 220 have returned to work, and four are no longer quarantining but remain at home.

So far, LAFD has reported one virus-related death. A 44-year-old firefighter-paramedic, Jose J. Perez, died from coronavirus-related complications on July 25.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)


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