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Four more prison workers test positive for coronavirus


Four more prison workers have tested positive for COVID-19, the Alabama Department of Corrections announced Monday. 

One worker at Staton Correctional Facility, one staff member at Kilby Correctional Facility and two workers at Frank Lee Community Based Facility/Community Work Center reported to the department that they’d tested positive for the virus, ADOC said in a statement. 

In total, 31 ADOC staff members have tested positive for coronavirus, and seven of the staff members have recovered, according to ADOC. 

While prison staff members continue to report positive test results, testing of the state’s inmates, and confirmed cases among them, remains extremely low.

Nine inmates have tested positive for the virus since the outbreak began, and only one of those cases remain active, according to ADOC’s statement Monday. 

Just 135 of the state’s approximately 22,000 inmates have been tested for the virus as of Monday, according to ADOC. Six of those test results were still pending Monday.  

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Staton prison, Kilby prison and the Frank Lee Community Based Facility have each had three workers test positive for coronavirus.

Eight workers at the Ventress Correctional Facility have had confirmed cases of coronavirus.

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Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.



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