27 inmates, 4 staff members test positive for coronavirus at Milwaukee County House of Corrections

Posted at 4:57 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 23:22:05-04

FRANKLIN — The Milwaukee County Executive's office says 27 inmates tested positive for coronavirus at the House of Corrections in Franklin.

Of the 27 inmates, 26 are male, and one is female. 26 of the inmates are at the House of Corrections, and one is recovering from home while being monitored. 17 tests at the House of Corrections and four at the Milwaukee County Jail are pending.

Four employees at the House of Corrections and one employee at the Milwaukee County Jail have also tested positive for COVID-19.

On Friday, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced a new dashboard focused exclusively on coronavirus cases within correctional facilities.

"We're doing everything we can to flatten the curve in Milwaukee County, and that includes slowing the transmission of the coronavirus at the Jail and House of Correction. We have a responsibility to protect the individuals in our care and provide them with the best possible healthcare if they get sick," said County Executive Abele.

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