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Sheriff's office learns of positive test result for inmate following release

 Jail
Posted at 4:21 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 19:21:10-05

A seventh San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate has tested positive for COVID-19, the department announced Friday.

The sheriff’s office says the inmate was tested while in custody for about 90 minutes Monday, Nov. 9, before being released.

The inmate was not displaying any COVID-19-like symptoms at the time, according to the sheriff’s office, which adds it was made aware of the positive result on Wednesday.

Three inmates who came into contact with the person were reportedly placed in quarantine.

The sheriff’s office says the health department has reached out to the person and adds that no sheriff employees were affected.

To date, Seven inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began and eight correctional deputies.