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Thu Dec 3, 2020, 05:52 AM

COVID-19 sweeps through Macomb County Jail, infecting more than a quarter of inmates

The coronavirus has infected more than a quarter of Macomb County Jail’s 550 inmates, prompting the Sheriff’s Office to administer rapid tests to every new inmate entering lockup.

At least 30 jail employees have also tested positive for COVID-19.

The outbreak occurred on two floors of the jail in Mount Clemens. Of the 250 inmates on those floors, an astounding 243 tested positive, Sheriff Anthony Wickersham tells Metro Times.

“Most of them were asymptomatic, and we have quarantined and isolated those 243,” Wickersham, who tested positive for the coronavirus in November, says.

Read more: https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2020/12/02/covid-19-sweeps-through-macomb-county-jail-inflecting-more-than-a-quarter-of-inmates

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