More inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 following an outbreak at the San Luis Obispo County Jail.
The latest cases nearly double those at the jail since the outbreak began Dec. 10, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office says 18 of the 21 new cases are among inmates living in a dorm setting and were discovered during testing now being done regularly among inmates.
In all, 56 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 since March, with 41 of the cases being linked to the recent outbreak.
Twenty-two sheriff’s deputies, eight patrol deputies and 14 correctional deputies have also tested positive since the start of the pandemic.