COVID-19 cases decrease at Mecklenburg County jail, officials say

COVID-19 cases decrease at Mecklenburg County jail, officials say
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - There has been a significant decrease in coronavirus cases at the Mecklenburg County Detention Center, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

There are currently 29 inmates with COVID-19, one inmate has been hospitalized and an additional 293 inmates are housed in either Respiratory Isolation or Respiratory Quarantine due to potential exposures, officials say.

There have been no COVID-19 related deaths at the detention center.

“Our Medical Director is in close contact with the local health department to coordinate our first resident receiving the COVID-19 vaccine,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “Aggressive testing continues inside the jail and retesting is completed every five days.”

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office says increased cleaning and sanitation efforts are ongoing.

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