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Prisoner in Trempealeau County tests positive for COVID-19

Brad Williams

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An inmate at the Trempealeau County jail has tested positive for COVID-19, according to that county’s health department.

Sheriff Brett Semingson says everyone arrested in Trempealeau County and brought to the jail is isolated from the rest of the prisoners for 14 days, during the outbreak.

Jail staffers reportedly were all wearing recommended protection when the unnamed inmate was brought in.

The prisoner was arrested by a local police department, and apparently showed symptoms of COVID-19.

As of Saturday, Trempealeau County has had 7 positive cases of the coronavirus.

For all Saturday’s Covid-19 numbers, click here.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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