The Porter County
Sheriff's Police is reporting that an addtionalĘ10 inmates out of the 15
tested on Monday are positive for COVID-19.
A total of 12
inmates has now tested positive.
Meanwhile, a jail
officer has also tested positive.
The 12 inmates are
in quarantine and being monitored by medical staff. All are in stable
condition, none has a fever, and their only symptom currently is a cough,
the PCSP said.
The jail officer is
in quarantine at home and is also in stable condition.
"How the virus
originated in our facility is still under investigation," the PCSP said. "As
soon as we have more details we will send out another press release. We have
no further comment or information at this time."
"We are doing
everything we can to contain the virus and mitigate it," Sheriff Dave
Reynolds said. "We are working with the Porter County Health Department and
the Indiana State Health Department on a daily basis.”