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Illinois reports confirmed COVID-19 cases in two jails

CHICAGO (WREX) — Two Illinois jails have confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The Illinois Department of Health reports two correctional officers and one inmate at Stateville Correctional Center, in Crest Hill, Illinois, have tested positive for the virus.

IDPH also reports a contractual worker at Sheridan Correctional Center in Sheridan, Illinois, has tested positive.

The two Stateville correctional officers are recovering at home and the individual who is incarcerated is isolated and recovering in the hospital. 

Those who have been identified as being potentially exposed are being quarantined and the facility is on a 14-day lockdown. 

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