The Journal Gazette
Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:00 am

Outbreak locks down prison

Associated Press

BUNKER HILL – A northern Indiana prison has been placed on lockdown after weekend testing found nearly 60 inmates and several prison workers were positive for COVID-19, a prison official said Wednesday.

After new coronavirus cases were found last week at Miami Correctional Facility, a team from the Indiana State Department of Health did rapid testing, prison spokesman James Frye said.

Before the weekend, two inmates and five staff in total had tested positive at the prison since the Indiana Department of Correction began testing at Indiana's prisons for COVID-19.

By Wednesday, test results showed that 60 offenders and 10 staff members were positive for COVID-19, the Kokomo Tribune reported.

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