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COVID-19 outbreak is affecting the Santa Barbara County Jail: report


A COVID-19 outbreak is influencing the Santa Barbara County Jail, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department declared Saturday.

The outbreak started on Aug. 20 with 11 inmates and one staff part testing positive, the Sheriff’s Department declared, and 65 all out inmates have tested positive.

What’s more, four staff members have tested positive.

There are 48 dynamic cases of COVID-19 among inmates, with 17 having recuperated.

One detainee was hospitalized, and two additional inmates got monoclonal antibody treatment at a space emergency clinic, the department added.

The tainted inmates are “by and large firmly observed by clinical staff” while they are isolated for 14 days, the Sheriff’s Department said.

All inmates in the jail’s West Module were tested on Friday and Saturday to discover and isolate infectious cases.

All custodial staff will likewise be tested daily for the following three days, after which the Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer will choose if all the more daily testing is required.

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