Three new positive COVID-19 cases in Lubbock County Detention Center, 28 total

Three new positive COVID-19 cases in Lubbock County Detention Center, 28 total
Lubbock County Detention Center Building (Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Three new COVID-19 cases have been identified at the Lubbock County Detention Center, according to the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.

LCSO announced on Thursday that 25 people tested positive for COVID-19, bringing their total to 28.

244 inmates have been tested to date, but no one tested positive until July 1 and very few have had symptoms and no one has been hospitalized as of Thursday.

Six staff members have tested positive but Sheriff Kelly Rowe says they did not get it from the jail.

Officials say the jail is currently in Phase 3 of their COVID-19 precautions, holding hearings over video, restricting the movement of inmates.

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