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Coronavirus Outbreak Reported At Ventura County Jail Facility; 20 Postive Cases Identified

There’s been a coronavirus outbreak at a Ventura County jail complex.  An inmate at the county’s Pre-Trial detention facility began showing symptoms August 28th.

Contact tracing showed he had been in contact with 45 other inmates.  19 of them have since tested positive.  They have been quarantined.

The jail system already had a number of precautions in place, but is expanding them.  Inmates and staff members are being tested.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.