MSDH conducting mass testing at DeSoto County jail

MSDH conducting mass testing at DeSoto County jail
Testing inmates

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. (WMC) - COVID-19 testing will continue at the DeSoto County Detention Center Friday; 17 inmates were tested over the weekend and 11 of those tests came back positive.

Those who tested positive were jail trustees.

The Mississippi State Department of Health will now test 75 employees and 425 inmates.

Visitors are prohibited, the inmate trustee program is suspended and the entire jail is being deep cleaned.

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