By CBSLA Staff

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — The Orange County Jail system is working to mitigate a COVID-19 outbreak after 102 inmates tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

“Yesterday, two inmates in general population began exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms and tested positive, the remaining individuals in those housing areas were tested,” O.C. Sheriff’s spokesperson Carrie Braun said in a statement. “That resulted in 72 additional inmates in general population that tested positive for COVID-19. The total COVID-19 positive inmates today in the Orange County Jail system is 102, with 28 new booking inmates and 74 general population inmates.”

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Most inmates are asymptomatic, and all are in quarantine for 14 days, Braun said. So far, none have required hospitalization or medical treatment.

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“Just as we have seen COVID-19 cases rise in the community, we are now seeing that impact our jail,” said Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes in a statement. “I am confident that the practices and procedures we have implemented in previous cases will bring cases back down to zero as we have before.”

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Since March, 691 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the department. Two have been hospitalized and non have died.