Coronavirus: Fifth deputy tests positive in Santa Clara County

SAN JOSE – Authorities on Wednesday announced a fifth Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office deputy has tested positive for COVID-19.

The deputy is in self-isolation and under quarantine at home, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

“We are continuing to monitor the situation and contact trace investigations are underway to identify other staff that may have been exposed,” the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office said the deputy was assigned to the custody bureau and part of a team that has seen three other members test positive for the coronavirus. Three other team members have not displayed any signs or symptoms and are self-isolating at home.

“At this point, there is no evidence to show that any inmates have been exposed as a result of the deputies,” the sheriff’s office said.

On Monday, the sheriff’s office announced the first case of COVID-19 among jail inmates. The inmate, a 31-year-old man, reported feeling sick as San Jose police officers booked him into the Main Jail in San Jose. He later tested positive for the virus.

A deputy assigned to the patrol division has also been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Check back for updates.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Health


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