Fayette Jail expands coronavirus testing to more inmates and staff

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Division of Community Corrections and its Fayette County Detention Center have tested more inmates and staff as part of ongoing efforts to keep a handle on its coronavirus outbreak, according to its latest report.

As of Friday evening’s report from Capt. Matt LeMonds, no additional inmates or staff have tested positive. Bu, a umber of more of both have bee tested.

The jail has been working under direction of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department to test inmates and staff for COVID-19.

According to LeMonds’ report, as of Friday evening:

  • 76 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, the same as Thursday
  • 322 have tested negative, up four
  • Results are pending for 92 inmates, up 86
  • 490 inmates have been tested so far, up 90
  • 6 staff members have tested positive, the same as Thursday
  • 58 staff members have tested negative
  • Results are pending on 19 staff who have been tested
  • 83 staff members have been tested, up 19
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