Lake County Jail dealing with COVID-19 outbreak: 48 inmates, 11 officers

The Lake County Jail is monitoring a COVID-19 outbreak within its walls, officials announced Monday.

Over the weekend of Nov. 26-28, four inmates and three correctional officers tested positive for the coronavirus.

Then, on Monday, ten more inmates and four correctional officers tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number to 14 inmates and seven officers.

By Friday, a total of 48 inmates and 11 officers were positive for COVID. Officials say those who have contracted the virus consist of both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

All those who tested positive were experiencing mild symptoms and nobody has had to be hospitalized, according to officials.


All inmates of the jail have been offered the vaccine. Of the 451 jail population, 280 doses of the vaccine have been administered.

Officials say they regularly sanitize the jail and provide testing to both inmates and officers.

The jail says they will continue "aggressive mitigation efforts."