DSCO: 182 inmates, 17 employees test positive for COVID-19

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Officials with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) said 182 inmates are now testing positive for COVID-19.

They also reported 17 employees are currently testing positive for the virus.

DSCO said 22 inmates and 11 employees have recovered.

305 inmates are on COVID restriction. There are currently 1,152 inmates total.

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