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.
NEW: Cuyahoga County jail says 9 inmates are quarantined after testing positive for #COVID19. Two others are quarantined with suspected cases. 8 men and 2 women are isolated with symptoms of the virus. All are inmates according to @CuyahogaCounty. @wews #WEWS pic.twitter.com/BSsdDBkZbf— Scott Noll (@ScottNoll_News) April 6, 2020
The county did not state which of the jail's housing units was affected, citing security concerns.
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