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Report: Up to 20 Travis County inmates are being monitored for coronavirus

One-hundred COVID-19 testing kits were expected to be delivered to jail medical staff, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

AUSTIN, Texas — Up to 20 Travis County Jail inmates are now in isolation and are being monitored for the coronavirus, according to a report from our news partners at the Austin American-Statesman.

According to the report, 100 testing kits for COVID-19, were expected to be distributed among medical staff in the Travis County Jail and Travis County Correctional Complex last week.

One inmate has been tested for COVID-19 and tested negative, Travis County Public Information Officer Kristen Dark told the Statesman.

The Statesman reported that, last week, one inmate was being monitored for the virus and two others tested negative. Two of those have since been released on bond.

The third person remains in jail and has been cleared from monitoring, Dark reported.


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