More inmates test positive at Lexington jail

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – We’re continuing to track a COVID-19 outbreak at the Fayette County Detention Center.

Officials say there are 36 new cases in inmates. Testing started after eight inmates and four staff members tested positive last week.

A total of 144 inmates have tested positive since the pandemic started. Right now, jail officials say 12 staff members are positive.

They say a majority of the inmates who have tested positive have been asymptomatic.

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