BILLINGS- Eight female inmates at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility have tested positive for COVID-19.
Sheriff Mike Linder says RiverStone Health tested 43 inmates and 41 jail staff for the coronavirus on Friday, May 29, and results of those tests came back Saturday, May 30.
Only one inmate has been hospitalized and is currently recovering.
The other inmates who have tested positive are all isolated and receiving medical care provided by Correctional Health Partners.
One jail staff member has tested positive for the virus and RiverStone Health is following up with appropriate interventions and contact tracing Linder says.