Visitation at the Santa Barbara County Jail located on Calle Real has been suspended after officials detected a COVID-19 outbreak among more than a dozen inmates, according to a spokeswoman Friday. 

The outbreak was identified May 25 by Wellpath medical contractors after custody staff detected 12 inmates who tested positive for the coronavirus in the Main Jail's West Housing Module, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Raquel Zick. 

Zick added that one additional inmate tested positive on Friday in the east housing area. All inmates who tested positive are being continuously monitored by staff and Wellpath contractors. 

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