45 LAPD employees test positive for COVID-19

One employee has been hospitalized and the rest are self-isolating, the department said in a statement

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LOS ANGELES — Forty-five employees of the Los Angeles Police Department had tested positive for the coronavirus as of Sunday, city officials announced.

The count has risen from 34 as reported by Police Chief Michel Moore on March 31.

“One LAPD employee has recovered and returned to full duty, one individual is hospitalized and all other individuals are self-isolating at home and recovering,” said a Sunday statement from the city’s Emergency Operations Center.

Also, 13 members of the Los Angeles Fire Department have tested positive, the statement said. That’s up from eight as reported on April 1.

“Two LAFD employees have recovered and returned to duty, with one member who is currently hospitalized and being treated. The remaining 10 employees are recovering at home,” the city statement said.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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