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Porter County Jail C19 cases up to 40

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An additional seven inmates at the Porter County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 40, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police reported after deadline on Monday.

Most of those 40 patients are currently asymptomatic. Eleven of the 40 have recovered. Total active cases at PCJ: 29.

Four jail officers have also tested positive and are quarantining at home, PCSP said.

On the Porter County Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard, PCJ inmates are included in the case tally for Washington Township, where the facility is located. As of Monday afternoon, the dashboard had not been updated to reflect the increase of reported cases at the jail.

“We are still quarantining and working closely with the Porter County Health Department through all of this,” PCSP said. “We have no further information or comment at this time.”


Posted 4/28/2020




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