2 Dane Co. inmates test positive, still awaiting tests on others

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)-- The Dane County Sheriff's Office says two of its inmates at the county jail have tested positive for COVID-19.

Earlier on Thursday, they announced it had quarantined eight of its inmates after they came down with fevers.

The sheriff's office is awaiting results on the six other inmates.

The Sheriff's Office adds that nine other inmates reportedly had contact with the quarantined inmates.

They have now been removed from the jail's general population and are being housed in a dormitory in the Public Safety Building. The men are not exhibiting symptoms, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Meanwhile, the jail's laundry, recreational area and kitchen have been sanitized using the Skytron UV emitters. The Sheriff's Office says the two Skytron UV emitters are used to sanitize medical facilities and are currently on loan to the jail.

As of Thursday, the Dane County Jail's population is 549 across three facilities (Ferris Center, PSB and CCB).