OSWEGO — Labette County Sheriff Darren Eichinger said Wednesday that most of the positive cases of COVID-19 in the county jail are now considered recovered.

Jail staff and inmates who have previously tested negative for the virus were retested Tuesday, but those test results are not known. The jail needs to have two weeks of all negative tests before it will be released from quarantine status.

Eichinger on Wednesday shared a case summary from the jail. The tracking breakdown shows a total of 41 cases of COVID-19 in the Labette County Jail, five from staff members and 36 from inmates, which is different from previous counts from the jail.

Of the 41 cases, 36 of them are considered recovered, leaving five active cases of the virus in the jail, two staff and three inmates. These remaining cases will be considered recovered on Friday.

Case counts started on Dec. 11 with two inmates, one of whom remains at Labette Health. Cases are considered recovered 10 days after their test date.

One inmate, Rodney L. Warren II, 33, tested positive for COVID-19 and died in his cell Dec. 28. The Sun published Warren’s obituary on Wednesday. A cause of death still is not available, however.

The sheriff’s office began receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this week.  

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