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The number of inmates infected with coronavirus at the Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois rose to 276 on Friday as 25 more detainees tested positive.

Of all the prisoners, 21 have been hospitalized, 36 moved to a recovery facility, while has one died of “apparent” complications, the CNN quoted the County Sheriff’s Office as saying.

Meanwhile, at least 172 employees of the county office have also tested positive, a majority of which were working as correctional deputies at the jail.

The office said it will continue to reduce the jail population, and since March 9, 1,247 detainees have

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