Clark County jail inmate tests positive for COVID-19

Clark County jail inmate tests positive for COVID-19
An inmate at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana, has been placed in isolation after testing positing for COVID-19. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WAVE) - An inmate at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville has been placed in isolation after testing positing for COVID-19.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said the 24-year-old man was arrested April 8 and told jail officers a family member he had recently been in contact with tested positive for COVID-19, according to the News and Tribune, our news gathering partners.

Before being placed into the jail population, the inmate was taken to a hospital and tested. After being released from the hospital, the man was placed in an isolation cell where he will be housed for a minimum of 14 days.

Jail officials say the inmate is being monitored for regularly for symptoms.

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