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Sheriff Mike Linder to hold briefing Monday on COVID-19 cases at the Yellowstone County jail

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Posted at 10:45 AM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 15:49:27-04

BILLINGS - Sheriff Mike Linder has scheduled a press briefing Monday to provide updates about the spike in COVID-19 cases at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

The briefing is scheduled for 3 p.m.

On Saturday Linder announced seven more female inmates and one jail staff member had tested positive for the virus after an initial female inmate had a positive test on May 24.

RiverStone Health tested 34 inmates and 41 jail staff on Friday and the results came back on Saturday evening, he said.

RELATED: Yellowstone County Jail reports 7 inmates, 1 staffer test positive for COVID-19