Two Dane County Jail inmates test positive for COVID-19

MADISON (WKOW) -- Two inmates of the Dane County Jail tested positive for COVID-19.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office confirmed the cases to 27 News Thursday.

Other test results are still pending.

Earlier Thursday, the sheriff's office said itawaited test results for a group of inmateswho came down with fevers, a symptom of COVID-19.

Jail staff quarantined the eight inmates with fevers. Nine more are isolated because they may have had contact with a quarantined person.

On Wednesday, the sheriff's office said it had taken steps to combat the potential spread of COVID-19.

Authorities reduced the inmate population by almost 200. They also began testing two devices designed to fight germs with UV energy.

More at WKOW 27 News

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