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More than 500 infected with COVID-19 in Kansas jail outbreak


August 23, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The number of inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 at a jail in Wichita has grown to more than 500.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office has conducted mass testing of its inmates at the urging of state health officials. As of Friday, 523 inmates have tested positive and 747 negative, KAKE-TV reports.

"As results were received, inmates were separated and housed based on the results of their tests to minimize the spreading of COVID-19," Lt. Tim Myers said. "Inmates that have reported symptoms of COVID-19 have received treatment from the contracted medical provi...

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