Lake County Sheriff's Office monitoring COVID-19 outbreak at county jail in Waukegan

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Monday, December 21, 2020
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The Lake County Sheriff's Office said 35 out of 53 tested inmates were positive for COVID-19.

LAKE COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- The Lake County Sheriff's office said it is closely monitoring a COVID-19 outbreak at the Lake County Jail in Waukegan.

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The outbreak was in a housing pod for inmates. At least 35 out of 53 inmates tested positive for COVID-19 after tests over the weekend.

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The sheriff's department said the cases are all asymptomatic. The inmates are in good condition and are receiving "exceptional care," the sheriff's department added.