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Coronavirus: 3 Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies test positive

SANTA CLARA COUNTY – The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office on Monday announced three of its deputies have tested positive for COVID-19.

One is in stable condition at an area hospital and the others are self-quarantining at home, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

The sheriff’s office said one deputy was assigned to the patrol division and the others to the custody bureau.

Two of the cases were confirmed Sunday and the other Monday, the sheriff’s office said.

“We are actively monitoring the situation by working closely with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department to mitigate further exposure,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

The deputies are the latest public safety workers in the South Bay to test positive for the respiratory disease. A San Jose police reserve officer remains in an intensive care unit and a Santa Clara police officer is nearing the end of a two-week self-quarantine.

In addition, the novel coronavirus has infected at least 13 members of the San Jose Fire Department.

The sheriff’s office on Monday also announced an inmate has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first case of the illness within the county jail system’s inmate population. The inmate has been quarantined in an infirmary and is being closely monitored.

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