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3 more employees in chief judge’s office test positive for coronavirus, bringing total to 179

Additionally, a newly admitted detainee at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases among residents at the JTDC to 63.

Three more employees of the Office of the Chief Judge of Cook County have tested positive for the coronavirus, the office announced Nov. 25, 2020.
So far, 179 employees in the chief judge’s office have tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Three more employees in the Cook County chief judge’s office have tested positive for the coronavirus, the judge’s office announced Wednesday.

Additionally, a newly admitted detainee at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases among residents at the detention center to 63, along with 73 staff members there, the judge’s office said.

As of Wednesday afternoon, 179 total employees of the chief judge’s office have tested positive for COVID-19, the judge’s office said. Twelve judges have contracted the virus.

The judge’s office said they have contacted anyone who had close contact with those who tested positive, and have cleaned any workplaces they may have entered.