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

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Posted at 7:36 PM, May 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 12:48:33-04

BILLINGS — BILLINGS - Seven more female inmates at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility have tested positive for COVID-19. One jail staff member also tested positive.

Sheriff Mike Linder announced Saturday RiverStone Health tested 34 inmates and 41 jail staff members on Friday. The results came back Saturday evening. One inmate remains hospitalized and is recovering.

The others testing positive are isolated and receiving medical care. RiverStone Health is contact tracing in connection with the jail staffer.

The first case at the jail was reported on May 24 when a female inmate tested positive.

Linder said he will be holding a press conference Monday to provide more information.