Released: December 31, 2020 - Thursday, 04:32 PM

Additional Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19

Contact: Grace NorrisPhone: (805) 781-4483Date and time of incident: 12-10-20Place of Occurrence: County JailVictim Information: N/ASuspect Information: N/ATwenty-one additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 related to the Jail outbreak that started on 12-10-20. These new cases bring the total number of inmates to test positive linked to this outbreak to forty-one. Eighteen of the new cases are from inmates living in a dorm setting where infectious spread is common. These additional cases were discovered as the Jail continues to regularly test inmates for the virus due to the outbreak. Testing will continue until it is determined that this outbreak is over.
One additional inmate and one additional Correctional Deputy, not linked to this outbreak, have also tested positive for the virus since the last press release.
With these new cases, 56 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 since March of 2020, as well as 22 Sheriff's Deputies: 8 Patrol Deputies and 14 Correctional Deputies.