Barren County Detention Center

The Barren County Detention Center in a news release Saturday reported that 73 inmates, employees or contract workers at the detention center have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Friday.

In a news release issued Wednesday, the detention center had reported two contract workers and a deputy jailer had tested positive. The center said at that time that it was working to have tests done for all at the center.

The Saturday news release said 63 out of 216 residents tested positive as did six employees out of 40 and four contract workers out of seven.

The detention center said it continues to work with the local Health Department, Department of Public Health, Department of Corrections, office of the Barren County Judge Executive and Barren County Emergency Management to address the issue.

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