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Fourth inmate at SLO County jail tests positive for COVID-19

Fourth inmate at SLO County jail tests positive for COVID-19

An inmate at the San Luis Obispo County Jail tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, making them the fourth to become infected with the disease, according to sheriff's spokesman Tony Cipolla. 

The inmate was symptomatic on Tuesday and was immediately isolated from other inmates, Cipolla said, adding their test result came back positive on Wednesday. 

All inmates in the exposed housing units are being tested and are being monitored for symptoms.

Four deputies also have tested positive for the coronavirus, including three correctional deputies and one patrol deputy, with all of them recovering, said Cipolla, who added no one has been hospitalized. 

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