Marshall_County_JailThe Marshall County Jail, which can house up to 239 inmates, is seeing an outbreak of COVID-19.

On Tuesday afternoon WTCA received confirmation that at least 30 inmates in the county jail have tested positive for the coronavirus.  The current population in in the 170’s.

On Wednesday the Strike Team from the Indiana State Department of Health will be in the jail and will be testing all inmates and employees.

When the ISDH Strike Team comes to assist, they help with containment and logistics, including the enactment of cohort placement, which helps separate positive patients from those without the illness. Each team consists of a supervisor, epidemiologist, infection control experts and nurse.