The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department says that eight inmates at the Monroe County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19.
The department says seven inmates were experiencing symptoms of the virus, including a fever, late Thursday night. Officials took temperatures throughout the jail and found one additional inmate with a fever.
Deputies say that as of Friday, all eight inmates are no longer showing symptoms. The jail’s medical provider, Prime Care, conducted rapid tests for the eight inmates and all eight came back positive.