CORONAVIRUS

Nurses from the Bristol-Burlington Health District collects a patient's nasal swab at Bristol Hospital's drive-through coronavirus specimen collection station. The station has collected over 120 samples on previous days but, due to a scarcity of specimen collection kits, the hospital collects 40 tests a day. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant/TNS)

A second inmate at the Tuolumne County Jail has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Sheriff's Office reported Sunday that the inmate was identified during a third round of testing and has been placed in quarantine. The inmate has been in the jail for a few months.

Others exposed have been given personal protection equipment and isolated, the Sheriff's Office said.

"We are taking necessary measures to include continued periodic testing, based on the health officer’s guidance, to quickly identify any additional cases for all people in our facility," a Facebook post said.

The first inmate was identified in the second round of testing last week but was released before test results were received.

 

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