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More Peoria County Jail inmates confirmed with COVID-19

PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell confirms that eight more inmates have been confirmed with COVID-19.

That brings the total to 30.

He said he believes they will conclude all detainee testing on Thursday and will be waiting for those results to determine the overall impact.

This comes less than 24 hours after he told us there were also 13 employees at the jail, currently isolating after either testing positive, potentially being exposed to someone who was positive, or still waiting for test results.

The Sheriff says his office is working with the state's attorney and judge to determine the impact this has had on the courts.

Kaitlin Pearson

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