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An inmate at the Cumberland County Jail has tested positive for the new coronavirus.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said the person was arrested for criminal threatening and disorderly conduct on Saturday by Westbrook police and was exposed to the virus outside of the jail.
That person was moved to a negative pressure cell in the jail and was expected to be released on bail Tuesday morning.
All staff and inmates are required to wear masks until further notice.