US jail reports 450 coronavirus cases among staff, inmates

US jail reports 450 coronavirus cases among staff, inmates

450 inmates and staff have tested positive for coronavirus at Chicago’s largest jail, county corrections officials said on Thursday, representing one of the nation’s largest outbreaks of the respiratory illness at a single site so far in the pandemic, Reuters reported.

“Sheriff’s officers and county medical professionals are aggressively working round-the-clock to combat the unprecedented global coronavirus pandemic,” the Cook County Sheriff’s Office said in a written statement on Thursday.

Across the United States, more than 16,600 people have died from COVID-19 and over 465,000 positive cases have been confirmed.

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