More than 70% of inmates at two separate Ohio prisons tested positive for coronavirus, according to the latest numbers provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
Here's a breakdown of cases at each facility:
- Marion Correctional Institute: As of May 4, 1,746 inmates and 175 staff members tested positive for Covid-19.
- Pickaway Correctional Institute: 1,554 inmates and 101 staff members tested positive for coronavirus.
There have been 11 confirmed coronavirus-related inmate deaths at MCI, and 23 at PCI. There have also been an additional two “probable” Covid-19 deaths at PCI. CNN has previously reported that one staff member at PCI — a nurse – died due to complications associated with the virus.
It should be noted that these two facilities account for a vast majority of the positive cases in prisons in Ohio currently — 3,300 out of a total of 3,580.
The department said that the inmates are “monitored daily" and their temperatures are "taken along with a check for symptoms.”