Three Santa Barbara County Jail inmates tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to a sheriff's spokeswoman.
The three inmates were tested as part of contact tracing from a coronavirus outbreak that was discovered at the Main Jail two weeks ago and had been quarantined since that time, according to spokeswoman Raquel Zick.
All three are being monitored by custody and medical staff regularly.
Additionally, one inmate who previously tested positive for the coronavirus has recovered and another one was released by the court Sept. 4, according to Zick.
A total of 84 inmates at the Main Jail have tested positive for the coronavirus, with 77 contracting the disease from inside the facility and seven testing positive upon intake.
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