2 More LAPD Employees Test Positive For Coronavirus

A total of sixty-three Los Angeles Police Department employees have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said.

2 More LAPD Employees Test Positive For Coronavirus

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A total of sixty-three Los Angeles Police Department employees have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said.

Authorities announced the diagnoses of two additional employees on Saturday.

22 of those who had tested positive previously have fully recovered and are back on the job, according to the department’s Emergency Operations Center.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 17: Los Angeles Police Department Detective Michaell Chang, who had been in critical condition with the novel coronavirus, elbow bumps his doctor, Dr. Raymond Lee, after being released 
from Providence St. John’s Health Center as family and healthcare workers watch on April 17, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. Chang was infected with COVID-19 in March. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

One employee is still hospitalized and all others are recovering at home.

As of Saturday, coronavirus cases among the Los Angeles Fire Department employees remains at 20 — with no new cases announced.

For more information about cases in Los Angeles County, please visit this website.

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

Source : CBS Los Angeles More   

What's Your Reaction?

like
0
dislike
0
love
0
funny
0
angry
0
sad
0
wow
0

Next Article

Stars Unite For Coronavirus ‘One World’ Charity Concert To Support Health Care Workers

Celebrities came together for a star-studded night dedicated to recognizing health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Stars Unite For Coronavirus ‘One World’ Charity Concert To Support Health Care Workers

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Celebrities came together in a virtual charity event on Saturday to recognize health care workers who are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

“One World: Together At Home” ran for eight hours, beginning with an online stream for six hours and ending in a two-hour concert hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert.

There were performances by Lady Gaga, Andre Bocellio, Stevie Wonder, Lizzo, Elton John, John Legend, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, and more.

Former first ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush also spoke during the event.

The concert — put on by the World Health Organization and anti-poverty group Global Citizen — raised money for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Some of Southern California’s own heroes were featured in the concert special.

Pippin Ashton, the medical director of a coronavirus unit in Whittier, is responsible for making sure her staff has the personal protective equipment they need to stay safe as they care for patients battling COVID-19.

“Even though we may be covered head-to-toe in our protective equipment, we have to make sure we hold their hand or give them the personal touch, the family touch that’s so important because they’re lacking that,” Ashton said.

Ashton said new concerns have emerged because of the role they’re taking on during this pandemic.

“Several staff have moved out of their homes, living in hotel rooms or staying with each other so they don’t bring anything home to their families. There are some families that tell them they don’t want them at home,” she said. “It’s heartbreaking.”

Registered nurse Kim St. Laurent, who is also the mom of a nurse, is now caring for recovering coronavirus patients dealing with more than just physical symptoms.

“Anything from PTSD, depression,” St. Laurent said. “They’re having a lot of deep psychological effects from the isolation they experienced not being able to see faces of their health care workers for one month.”

Jon Coligado, a Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician, said he was floored by the line-up at tonight’s event but says his job is rewarding in itself.

“We’re happy with a thank you — ‘thanks for the treatment, thank you for walking me to the door, thank you for folding my blanket,” he said.

Source : CBS Los Angeles More   

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.