ATLANTA - Thirteen inmates at the Fulton County Jail have now tested positive for coronavirus, the Fulton County Sheriff's Office said.
On Monday, Fulton County Jail officials announced three inmates tested positive on Sunday for COVID-19, joining four other inmates who had previously been confirmed to have the virus. Shortly afterward, officials say test results came back positive for six other inmates.
All 13 male inmates are now in isolation with each other with around-the-clock care.
The first inmate at the jail who tested positive for the virus was hospitalized and has since been released from jail.
An former inmate who was the first with a confirmed case of the virus was hospitalized and released from jail last week.
The jail has been sanitizing and cleaning high-traffic areas in the jail since the outbreak. Deputies are using a touch free thermometer to check the temperatures of staff members and visitors.
Officials have limited visitation of the inmates to videos online and meetings with their attorneys, clergy, judges, and investigators.
As of Monday at noon, 463 people have been confirmed positive for coronavirus in Fulton County.
Best prevention measures:
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least twenty seconds.
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
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