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Over 40 inmates within Lexington Division of Community Corrections test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 5:57 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 18:00:35-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Over 40 inmates within the Lexington Division of Community Corrections have tested positive for COVID-19.

Since the first positive case among inmates was identified on Monday, the Lexington Division of Community Corrections has tested a total of 93 inmates, with 44 coming back positive, 17 negative, and 32 pending, according to a spokesperson with the Lexington Division of Community Corrections.

Staff members who may have come into contact with the infected inmates have also been tested and are not allowed to return to work until they test negative.

All of the positive test results are coming from the same housing unit as the first inmate who began showing symptoms.