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Greene County inmate, 3 other inmates recently released to Dept. of Corrections test positive for COVID-19

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Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 1:45 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) -

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office reports three former inmates transported from the jail to the Missouri Department of Corrections tested positive for COVID-19.

As a precautionary measure the Greene County Jail medical staff re-screened the entire inmate population of 769. One of those inmates tested positive. Jail staff transported the positive inmate to a Springfield hospital.

The jail staff issued masks to all inmates. They will continue screening the existing inmate population as well as every arrest brought to the facility.

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