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Curry inmate tests positive for COVID-19


Last updated 7/24/2020 at 12:32pm

CLOVIS — A Curry County jail inmate has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a county news release.

“The detainee was brought into the facility by the Clovis Police Department and has been quarantined since being booked into the facility,” the release said.

“The detainee was tested on (Saturday) and the result was received (Friday).”

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said the unnamed inmate remains quarantined and isolated in the jail.

The release said no other inmates or jail staff have tested positive for the virus.

Since May, 152 employees and 349 detainees have been tested, the release said. All were negative, with 49 tests pending.


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