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All inmates at the Bradley County Jail have been offered testing for COVID-19, returning with 32 asymptomatic positive test results. Additionally, seven corrections officers and one contracted employee have tested positive and will remain on medical leave until they are well and return with a negative COVID-19 test.
Since June 10, when the first corrections officer tested asymptomatic positive, leadership of the Bradley County Jail have worked closely with Quality Correctional Health Care to offer COVID-19 tests to all inmates. These tests were conducted on June 17, with 32 asymptomatic positive cases confirmed (meaning that at the time of the testing, none had a fever or showed any symptoms). The inmates who tested positive have been reassigned to a designated pod for quarantine and are being monitored by the jail’s medical staff.
All jail employees have been directed to get tested as well. Currently, seven corrections officers and one contracted employee have tested positive and have been directed by the Bradley County Health Department or their personal physician to quarantine. These employees will remain on medical leave until they are well and return with a negative COVID-19 test.
From WDEF Channel 12…
A second young child has now died in Hamilton County from Covid-19.
The new death reported on Tuesday was an Hispanic girl under ten years of age with no underlying medical conditions.
So far, 21 of the 29 Hamilton County residents who have died with Covid-19 have been over 50 years old.
From NewsChannel 9…
A Texas man accused of disposing a woman’s corpse in the Kentucky Lake while using a boat rented in Tennessee was arrested on Tuesday.
Jeffery Rogers, 60, of Arlington, was charged with one count of abuse of a corpse and one count of tampering with evidence, according to a TBI press release.
TBI agents joined an investigation that stemmed from a woman’s body being discovered in a plastic container found floating in the Kentucky Lake just north of the Tennessee state line on Saturday night.
An autopsy performed by the Kentucky State Medical Examiner ruled homicide as the cause of death. During the investigation, agents developed information indicating Rogers used a boat rented in Paris, Tennessee to dispose of the body in the Kentucky Lake.
Rogers was arrested by Texas Rangers in Fort Worth on Tuesday. His bond is set at $1,000,000 and he awaits extradition to Tennessee.