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21 ADOC inmates test positive for COVID-19

A Florida Panhandle prison now has 9 confirmed cases of COVID-19. (MGN)
A Florida Panhandle prison now has 9 confirmed cases of COVID-19. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Jul. 7, 2020 at 9:49 AM CDT
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By WSFA Staff | July 6, 2020 at 9:44 PM CDT - Updated July 7 at 6:37 AM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Alabama Department of Corrections reports 21 more inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to ADOC, inmates at the following facilities tested positive:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility – four inmates
  • St. Clair Correctional Facility – 12 inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility – three inmates
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women – two inmates

ADOC said the new totals include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. Ninety-six total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among the inmate population, 64 of which remain active.

Among the ADOC staff, 83 COVID-19 cases remain active. Ninety-two staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

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