KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sheriff Darryl Forté has announced the first case of the coronavirus at the Jackson County Detention Center.
The patient is not an inmate, according to a tweet by the sheriff.
“We’re working in conjunction w/local public health to identify all close contacts and determine necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the disease,” he wrote.
As of 8:30 p.m. on April 11, there are 298 positive cases of COVID-19 in Kansas City according to information from Missouri. Eastern Jackson County has 208 more cases.
The state has not provided the number of recovered cases.