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Cameron County sheriff: 13 inmates test positive for COVID-19

1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago Wednesday, June 16 2021 Jun 16, 2021 June 16, 2021 1:57 PM June 16, 2021 in News - Local
By: KRGV staff
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Thirteen inmates at the Carrizalez-Rucker Cameron County Detention Center tested positive for COVID-19, Sheriff Eric Garza said Wednesday afternoon. 

Garza said the center is taking necessary precautions and will test all employees and inmates. 

The center procured the COVID-19 test kits from the Cameron County Emergency Department. 

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Cameron County on Tuesday reported 39 new positive cases of COVID-19, according to a news release. Sixteen of the new positive cases reported reported Tuesday were from unaccompanied minor shelters and detention centers.

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