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Philadelphia Inquirer

4/28/20

Montgomery County’s jail tested every inmate for COVID-19 — and found 30 times more cases than previously known

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,,,Of the 948 inmates, 177 — or roughly 18% of the county’s incarcerated population — tested positive, a rate of infection more than 30 times greater than what Montgomery County had identified before it began its mass testing over two days last week.

Perhaps more surprising, said Val Arkoosh, chairperson of the county’s board of commissioners, 171 of those positive inmates exhibited no symptoms at the time their tests were administered....

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