Second inmate at Southern Regional Jail tests positive for COVID-19

BEAVER, WV (WOAY) – A second inmate has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the WV DHHR, a second inmate has tested positive as of 3 pm, today. The first confirmed inmate tested positive late last week, which was followed up by a second confirmed test yesterday.

There are currently 729 inmates at Southern Regional Jail, eight tests are pending, and 123 are in quarantine.

RELATED: UPDATE: Inmate at SRJ tests positive for COVID-19 after follow up test; nine other tests are pending

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