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Five more sheriff’s office employees also tested positive for San Antonio News COVID-19

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At Bexar County’s jail, eight more inmates tested positive for novel coronavirus. So far, 28 inmates have been sickened by the virus.


Two of those inmates are in the hospital; the others are isolated in the jail infirmary.

Five more sheriff’s office employees also tested positive for  San Antonio News COVID-19. Four are deputies who work at the detention center, while the fifth is a civilian employee who works in the jail’s clothing services.


At the San Antonio Fire Department, one more uniformed employee tested positive, bringing the total number of firefighters infected by COVID-19 to five. Another 52 uniformed SAFD employees remained in quarantine after possibly being exposed to the virus.

Despite those numbers, the fire department’s service to the city has not been affected, a spokesman said.

At the San Antonio Police Department, the number of sworn police officers testing positive remains at six — the same number reported Friday. The number of SAPD employees quarantined at home has increased slightly to 12. Eight of those in quarantine are sworn police officers, while four are civilian employees.

In Boerne, two employees at Cibolo Creek Health and Press Release Distribution Service In San Antonio Rehabilitation Center tested positive for COVID-19, a city spokesman said Monday. All staff at that facility have been tested as a precaution. Neither of the employees who tested positive were showing any symptoms of the virus. Both are now quarantined at home.

All patients at the Cibolo Creek rehab facility are being tested as well. None of them are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, the Boerne city spokesman said.

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