Danville City Jail has seen 87 positive COVID-19 test results to date, with masks now required

140 inmates have tested negative

DANVILLE, Va.FRIDAY UPDATE

Danville Sheriff Mike Mondul said that as of Friday, 87 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. To date, 140 inmates have tested negative and 22 inmates have refused to be tested.

Among staff, there have been 13 positive tests and 17 negative tests to date. Mondul said he tested negative. Some staff results are still pending, and the department has five new recruits at the academy and five vacancies, according to Mondul.

Mondul said there are no serious COVID-19-related illnesses among inmates or staff.

THURSDAY UPDATE

Danville Sheriff Mike Mondul said a National Guard team helped fit staff members for N95 masks on Thursday.

To date, 73 inmates and 10 staff members at the Danville City Jail have tested positive for COVID-19. 136 inmates tested negative, while approximately 20 refused to be tested. Three staff members tested negative, including Mondul.

Mondul said they are still waiting on test results from the rest of the inmates and staff members.


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