Illinois Coronavirus: Cook County Jail reports 3rd positive COVID-19 case

CHICAGO -- A third inmate at Cook County Jail has tested positive for coronavirus.

A total of 28 detainees were tested after showing flu-like symptoms as of Tuesday evening, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office. Two positive results were announced Monday, and the third case, a 47-year-old man who has been held since October 2018 on burglary charges, was announced Tuesday.

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One detainee tested negative, and the remaining 24 are awaiting results.

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So far, two Department of Corrections staff have also tested positive for COVID-19.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2020.)