Charleston County sheriff: No inmates, staff with COVID-19 at jail

Charleston County sheriff: No inmates, staff with COVID-19 at jail
Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon said currently there are no inmates or staff with COVID-19 at the county jail. (Source: Live 5 News)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon said currently there are no inmates or staff with COVID-19 at the county jail.

The sheriff held a press conference Monday afternoon updating the situation at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

According to Cannon, the center did have 14 inmates and two employees that tested positive in the past.

He said the last inmate to test positive has already recovered and was released on Monday.

You can watch the presser below or click here.

Charleston County sheriff holding news conference on COVID-19 cases at jail

Watch Live: Charleston County sheriff holding news conference on COVID-19 cases at jail

Posted by Live 5 News on Monday, May 18, 2020

At the end of April, the Al Cannon Detention Center became the first detention center in South Carolina to test inmates in-house for COVID-19 with tests that take about 15 minutes to complete.

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