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Three more prison workers test positive for COVID-19

Three additional Alabama prison workers have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total of active confirmed cases among staff to 75. 

The Alabama Department of Correction on Tuesday announced the latest confirmed cases among staff, including a worker at the Staton Correctional Facility, one worker at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women and one at the Ventress Correctional Facility. 

In total there have been 102 confirmed cases among prison employees since the outbreak began, while 27 have since been cleared to return to work. 

Tutwiler Prison for Women has had the most confirmed cases of coronavirus, with 23 staff infected and three inmates, according to ADOC. Nine workers at Staton prison have self-reported positive test results, while 13 have done so at Ventress prison. 

Eighteen of 27 confirmed COVID-19 cases among inmates remain active, according to the department, and two inmates have died after testing positive for the virus. 

Of the state’s approximately 22,000 inmates, 220 had been tested for COVID-19 as of Monday, according to ADOC.

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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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