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Alamance County jail has 99 positive coronavirus cases among staff, inmates, health officials say – WXII12 Winston-Salem

THIS IS BREAKING NEWS THAT BREAKING NEWS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY WHERE THEY’RE REPORTING AN OUTBREAK AT ITS DETENTION CENTER NINETY-NINE CASES OF COVID-19 HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED THIS INCLUDES SIX STAFF MEMBERS AND NINETY THREE INMATES ALAMANCE COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY THEY’RE WORKING CLOSELY TO IMPLEMENT MASS TESTING AN ADDITIONAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Alamance County jail has 99 positive coronavirus cases among staff, inmates, health officials say

Health department officials said it has identified a coronavirus outbreak at the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.Since the first case was identified, the agency said it has been working closely with the county’s health department to implement mass testing and additional safety precautions that help protect both inmates and staff.Officials say, right now, 99 coronavirus cases have been confirmed at the facility, among six staff members and 93 inmates/detainees.”Since March, the Alamance County Detention Center has instituted early screening and testing of inmates and detainees as well as increased sanitation and cleaning of all facilities. With these new positive cases identified, the Sheriff’s Office is committed to aggressively working with our Health Department to protect our staff and those entering our jail. Our staff and medical professionals are implementing more stringent health monitoring, the distribution of masks and hygiene kits, and providing ongoing COVID-19 testing. Our priority continues to be the safety of our staff, inmates, and detainees, and we are doing everything in our power to protect those in our care,” Sheriff Terry Johnson said.To contact someone in the Alamance County Detention Center, visit JailATM.Alamance County Health Department identified its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on March 20. Since then, a total of 3,244 cases have been confirmed in the community. Of those confirmed cases, 2,858 have been released from isolation. 15 people are currently fighting the virus in the hospital.There have been 46 COVID-19 related deaths in Alamance County.

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Health department officials said it has identified a coronavirus outbreak at the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.

Since the first case was identified, the agency said it has been working closely with the county’s health department to implement mass testing and additional safety precautions that help protect both inmates and staff.

Officials say, right now, 99 coronavirus cases have been confirmed at the facility, among six staff members and 93 inmates/detainees.

“Since March, the Alamance County Detention Center has instituted early screening and testing of inmates and detainees as well as increased sanitation and cleaning of all facilities. With these new positive cases identified, the Sheriff’s Office is committed to aggressively working with our Health Department to protect our staff and those entering our jail. Our staff and medical professionals are implementing more stringent health monitoring, the distribution of masks and hygiene kits, and providing ongoing COVID-19 testing. Our priority continues to be the safety of our staff, inmates, and detainees, and we are doing everything in our power to protect those in our care,” Sheriff Terry Johnson said.

To contact someone in the Alamance County Detention Center, visit JailATM.

Alamance County Health Department identified its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on March 20. Since then, a total of 3,244 cases have been confirmed in the community.

Of those confirmed cases, 2,858 have been released from isolation. 15 people are currently fighting the virus in the hospital.

There have been 46 COVID-19 related deaths in Alamance County.

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