Saline County Detention Facility reports 34 inmates positive for coronavirus

SALINE COUNTY, Ark. — Note: The attached video is from a report in May on prison conditions.

According to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, a positive case of COVID-19 was “unknowingly introduced” into the county detention center by an inmate.

Approximately 186 tests were conducted among inmates and staff and 37 were positive, all being inmates besides three staff members of the detention facility.

“The Saline County Sheriff’s Office has been following all guidelines set forth by the Arkansas Department of Health and are taking all necessary measures to ensure proper treatment is being given to all involved,” SCSO said in a statement.

On Tuesday, Dr. Jose Romero provided a breakdown of coronavirus cases in Arkansas.

We will update this article with more information as it becomes available.