FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The number of positive coronavirus cases among employees of the Broward Sheriff's Office is rising.
Local 10 News has learned that a total of 527 BSO employees have been checked for COVID-19, with 35 people testing positive.
An additional 291 employees are being monitored for coronavirus.
200 have been tested and since returned to work.
A number of the confirmed cases come from BSO's dispatch centers, with some of those employees now being treated the hospital.
Three dispatch centers in Broward County have more than a dozen cases between them, with the Sunrise location seeing the most.
The union president for those employees said safety practices were not implemented until a few days ago.
Last Friday, BSO Deputy Shannon Bennett died due to complications of COVID-19.