Lubbock County inmate tests positive for COVID-19 - FOX34 Lubbock

Lubbock County inmate tests positive for COVID-19

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An inmate at the Lubbock County Detention Center has tested positive for COVID-19. The Sheriff's Office reports, as of Thursday, this is the only case of COVID-19 at the center.

According to a news release, the inmate is in isolation and receiving appropriate medical attention. The Sheriff's Office reports there is minimal risk of infecting others housed elsewhere in the jail.

Safety protocols have been in place in March. And, the Sheriff's Office reports, staff and health care personnel have been wearing protective equipment and taking all needed safety steps.

"We would like to clarify that the Lubbock County Detention Center does not have an outbreak of COVID-19 at the facility," the release stated. "Our deliberate and comprehensive screening process will continue, proactively testing anyone deem necessary."

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