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Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber and Detention Center Warden Roberto Parra reported that 16 state inmates at the Tom Bowles Detention Center have tested positive for Covid 19.
Back on September 21, there were 7 state inmates and four Jailers within the detention center who tested positive.
Last week, the Detention Center held Covid 19 testing for approximately 72 inmates.
They have since, been notified that of those another 9 inmates tested positive.
That now puts the number of inmates who have tested positive while in custody to 16.
Sheriff Schmerber and the Detention Center Department have implemented all the necessary precautions to mitigate the situation.