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County officials say 9 inmates have now tested positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 12:50 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 12:50:20-04

Nearly two dozen people at the Cuyahoga County Jail have been quarantined or isolated after multiple inmates tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a Cuyahoga County spokesperson, nine inmates have tested positive for coronavirus. They have been quarantined as a precaution. Two other inmates are also quarantined with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Additionally, eight male and two female inmates are under isolation due to having coronavirus symptoms.

On Friday, the county announced that six inmates had tested positive for the virus.

The county did not state which of the jail's housing units was affected, citing security concerns.

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