4 more in­mates test pos­i­tive for COVID-19

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - NEWS - BY FRANK GREEN Rich­mond Times-Dis­patch fgreen@timesdis­patch.com (804) 649-6340

The Ch­ester­field County Sheriff’s Office said Tues­day that four ad­di­tional in­mates have tested pos­i­tive for COVID-19, bring­ing the to­tal of pos­i­tive cases to eight.

Three of the new cases ex­hib­ited symp­toms, and one of them was a new com­mit­tal who tested pos­i­tive while be­ing screened at ad­mis­sion. That in­mate was im­me­di­ately placed in med­i­cal iso­la­tion, the sheriff’s office re­ported.

The other two ex­hibit­ing symp­toms were in a pod of 16 men and were im­me­di­ately pulled out and placed in med­i­cal iso­la­tion. Out of an abun­dance of cau­tion, the other 14 men will be tested even though none is ex­hibit­ing symp­toms.

The first pos­i­tive cases were re­ported at the jail on June 5. They range in age from 23 to 47. Med­i­cal pri­vacy laws bar re­leas­ing their iden­ti­ties, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office has cre­ated a web­page to track pos­i­tive in­mate and em­ployee COVID19 cases on a weekly ba­sis: www.ch­ester­field.gov/5028/ Jail-COVID-19-Case-Track­ing.

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