By Dan Spalding
WARSAW – Kosciusko County Jail has seen its first positive cases of COVID-19 among inmates.
Five inmates began to display symptoms associated with COVID-19 last week, said Chris Francis, the public information officer for the sheriff’s office.
Those inmates were promptly tested, by the jail medical staff, with three positive cases, he said.
Additional unspecified safety measures were immediately instituted and further investigation occurred.
In total, eight inmates are currently segregated because of positive COVID-19 laboratory results.
The jail staff remains vigilant in their observation and sanitization efforts, Francis said.
He said they have not identified how the virus got into the jail.
The jail established temporary protocols and banned most visitations when the pandemic first arrived in the spring.