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Second RSW inmate tests positive for COVID-19

26 May 2020 Covid19 Shenandoah County Front Royal/Warren County News

Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren (RSW) Regional Jail announced a second inmate has tested positive for COVID-19.

It was previously reported an inmate was admitted Tuesday, May 19, and stated he might have come in contact with COVID-19. That inmate was screened and tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies. 

RSW received confirmation on Saturday, May 23, that a second inmate had tested positive for COVID-19.

Both inmates are being isolated away from others, according to a news release.

The jail has several other suspected cases, all of which are segregated in one housing unit. RSW is working with the Virginia Department of Health and following their recommendations for the proper way to monitor, treat and test any suspected cases.

Every inmate has been provided a mask and all staff members have PPE. Officials say every possible precaution is being taken to control the spread of this virus, including increased cleaning. 

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