Smith County Jail reporting 2 new cases of COVID-19

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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.

For more information on the Smith County Sheriff’s Office visit www.smithcountysheriff.com. The Sheriff’s Office also has a Facebook page and can be followed on Twitter at @SmithCSO.

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