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4th COVID-19 case identified at Missoula jail

Missoula County jail
Posted at 10:33 AM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 12:33:20-05

MISSOULA — A fourth positive COVID-19 case has been identified during the booking process at the Missoula County Detention Center.

Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jeannette Smith says the case was found after following “pre-established screening and health assessment during booking.”

The person – who Smith says told staff of a previous positive COVID-19 test -- was isolated and tested.

Smith noted that the information provided by the inmate prompted jail staff to initiate pre-established operating guidelines including isolating the inmate and initiating a COVID-19 test.

The inmate will remain isolated in the detention facility, monitored closely, and treated by detention center nursing staff, according to a news release.

No further information is being released due to privacy concerns.