Muscogee Co. Jail experiencing increase in COVID cases

Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 5:53 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Muscogee County Jail is seeing an increase in COVID cases.

Muscogee County Sheriff Greg Countryman says the number of COVID cases within the jail went from 0 last month to 24 so far in January.

Countryman says 15 employees and 9 inmates have tested positive.

He adds preventative measures are in place in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading more. Inmates were moved to a separate areas of the jail and are being treated and monitored.

Countryman also says all inmates and employees are experiencing minor symptoms.

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