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Coronavirus Cases Rise At Lexington Jail


Officials at Lexington’s jail are seeing new coronavirus cases.  These COVID-19 cases come following a break in activity within the facility.

Over the past week, the Division of Community Corrections has identified eight inmates testing positive.  Those were the first cases since September. 

All inmates that tested positive have been moved into medical isolation.  The jail has tested 326 additional inmates and is awaiting results.  Four staff members have also tested positive for COVID-19.  Testing has been completed on an additional 51 employees and results are pending. 

The Division of Community Corrections continues to work with the Fayette County Health Department for guidance on continued testing and ways to reduce the spread of the virus.

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