2 more detainees, employee at Cook County Juvenile detention center test positive for COVID-19

So far, 18 residents and 22 employees at the detention center have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said.

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One court employee and one resident at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced Jan. 8.

There are now 18 cases of COVID-19 in detainees at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, officials said June 5, 2020.

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Two more detainees and another employee at Cook County’s Juvenile Temporary Detention Center have tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced Friday.

The detainees were tested under protocols in which new admissions are separated from the general population for two weeks, Office of the Chief Judge spokesman Pat Milhizer said in a statement. They didn’t join the general population, and one detainee has been released.

So far, 18 residents and 22 employees at the detention center have tested positive for the coronavirus, Milhizer said.

There are now a total of 42 employees of the Office of the Chief Judge who have tested positive, Milhizer said.

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