Danville woman arrested for arson after setting her house on fire
DANVILLE, Va. – UPDATEThe Danville Fire Marshal’s Office determined the house fire that happened on 114 Freeze Road on Wednesday was intentional. There were no injuries in the fire among other occupants, but crews found a dog had died in the fire. Around 5:02 p.m., crews arrived to 114 Freeze Road to find a one-story house with heavy fire extending from the house into the carport. The house sustained heavy fire, smoke, heat and water damage. American Red Cross is assisting the family since the house was heavily damaged.
Danville City Jail has seen 87 positive COVID-19 test results to date, with masks now required
Among staff, there have been 13 positive tests and 17 negative tests to date. To date, 73 inmates and 10 staff members at the Danville City Jail have tested positive for COVID-19. As of Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., there have been 73 positive tests and 136 negative tests. TUESDAY UPDATEThe Danville Sheriff’s Office released more COVID-19 test results for inmates at the Danville City Jail on Tuesday night. To date, there have been 72 positive tests and 21 negative tests.
More than 100 Suffolk jail inmates test positive for COVID
SUFFOLK, Va. – More than 100 inmates at a regional jail in Suffolk have tested positive for COVID-19. TV stations WAVY and WTKR report the Western Tidewater Regional Jail received test results Saturday that showed 109 offenders had tested positive out of the 756 at the facility. Six workers also tested positive out of the 180 employed. Jail officials said those who tested positive were isolated from the general population after the results came in. Also over the weekend, dozens of inmates at the Danville City Jail tested positive for COVID-19.
Amid virus outbreak at jail, sheriff institutes mask mandate
DANVILLE, Va. – A Virginia sheriff has instituted a face-covering policy for workers at a local jail and issued masks to inmates amid a widening COVID-19 outbreak. A total of 49 inmates at the Danville City Jail were infected as of Saturday afternoon, Sheriff Mike Mondul told the Register & Bee. Earlier in the week, Mondul told the newspaper that not all jail employees had been wearing masks. When asked why there wasn’t a mask policy before now, he said there were no issues before Wednesday. “We had a mask policy, but the wearing of masks was not mandatory,” Mondul wrote in an email on Saturday.
49 inmates in Danville City Jail test positive for COVID-19
DANVILLE, Va. – UPDATEDanville City Jail announced on Saturday that the facility has 49 positive coronavirus cases. Authorities said that all inmates at the jail and jail annex as well as the deputies have been issued face masks. ORIGINAL STORYOne inmate at the Danville City Jail tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, according to the Danville Sheriff’s Office. The inmate was seen by the jail doctor and isolated in an area of the jail suitable for quarantine, Mondul said. Danville City Jail is in the process of collaborating with the health department to review best practice procedures, according to Mondul.
Inmate at Danville City Jail tests positive for coronavirus
DANVILLE, Va. – An inmate at the Danville City Jail has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Danville Sheriff’s Office. Authorities say the inmate was showing symptoms earlier this week and was seen by the jail doctor and isolated. Medical staff at the jail say that as of Wednesday, the inmate’s temperature was normal and they seem to be doing well. Officials say when they found out that the inmate was positive, they identified inmates who had contact with them and isolated them as well. Officials aren’t sure how the inmate got coronavirus and say they are working with the health department to review the best practices going forward.