SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is reporting two new COVID-19 cases in the jail.
These two individuals consist of one detention officer and one inmate. They are both from the north jail facility where all of the current positive COVID-19 cases have originated.
The inmate has been transported to a secure facility at the Gregg County Jail where the four additional positive Smith County inmates are quarantined. The Detention Officer has been under self-quarantine in a residence since the time of the exhibited symptoms.
This brings the total to nine Smith County personnel who have tested positive for COVID-19 with one who has fully recovered.