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79 LAPD Employees Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus

A total of 79 Los Angeles Police Department employees have tested positive for coronavirus as of Sunday, according to officials.

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A total of 79 Los Angeles Police Department employees have tested positive for coronavirus as of Sunday, according to officials.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 17: Los Angeles Police Department Detective Michael Chang, who had been in critical condition with the novel coronavirus, is applauded as he departs after being released 
from Providence St. John’s Health Center on April 17, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. Chang was infected with COVID-19 in March. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Thirty-three individuals have recovered and returned to duty.

One employee is still hospitalized and those remaining at self-isolating at home.

Within the Los Angeles Fire Department, 22 employees have now tested positive for the virus and 14 have recovered and returned to work.

The remaining employees are recovering at home in self-isolation.

No LAFD employees have been hospitalized.

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