11 Cuyahoga County Jail inmates, 1 corrections officer tests positive for coronavirus

Cuyahoga County Jail
Posted at 12:41 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 16:39:43-04

CLEVELAND — Cuyahoga County officials have confirmed there are now 11 inmates who have tested positive for coronavirus and one corrections officer who tested positive for the coronavirus.

All inmates are receiving treatment and are quarantined away from other inmates.

The jail population fell below 1,000 and is now at 988—about half of what it was a month ago.

Last week, the jail confirmed that most of the first six inmates who tested positive for the virus have been in jail since July 2019, with the most recent admission being February 2020.

The county said inmates brought in for booking and jail workers have all been screened for symptoms for several weeks.

The county said all workers entering the justice center are also being screened for symptoms before they enter the building.

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