HACKENSACK, N.J. — Three people in the Bergen County Jail community have tested positive for COVID-19.
Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton announced that — in addition to the first case, which was reported two weeks ago, a 31-year-old ICE detainee — a 40-year-old Salvadoran national in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and a 54-year-old county inmate have also tested positive for the potentially deadly virus.
The Salvadoran detainee tested positive on Friday, March 27 after he was sent for a medical evaluation the day before while displaying symptoms. That individual is receiving medical care under quarantine in the jail’s COVID-19 isolation unit.
The county inmate was diagnosed with the virus this past weekend and remains in the care of a local hospital.
The ICE detainee was released last Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Currently, there are more than 1,500 cases of COVID-19 in Bergen County with at least 20 fatalities.
Medical staff continue to monitor all inmates and ICE detainees per jail policy.