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46 inmates test positive for COVID inside Cache Co. jail

45 of those who tested positive were asymptomatic
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Posted at 1:31 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 15:31:09-04

LOGAN, Utah — Authorities say 46 inmates inside the Cache County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19.

All inmates from two cell blocks at the Logan facility were tested Monday with results showing a total of 46 had tested positive.

The Cache County Sheriff's Office says 45 of the 46 inmates that tested positive were asymptomatic.

The cell blocks were originally put under quarantine on Aug. 22 after an inmate complained of symptoms related to the virus. The inmates who tested positive will remain in quarantine until they have been cleared by the jail's medical staff.

In a release Wednesday, authorities claim that only 5 inmates had previously tested positive before the current outbreak.

"We will continue to work with our jail medical staff as well as the Bear River Health Department to combat COVID-19 in our jail and community." the statement said.

Inmates who work in the jail's kitchen and laundry are provided personal protection equipment to wear during their shifts.