The central unit of a prison in Hutchinson, Kansas, is on lockdown after dozens of people tested positive for coronavirus.
“In total, 84 residents and 10 staff tested positive this week,” the state Department of Corrections said in a news release.
The department said all of the new Covid-19 patients have shown no symptoms so far. Anyone who becomes seriously ill could be transferred from the Hutchinson Correctional Facility to a specially-designed Covid-19 medical unit at the state prison in Lansing.
The Hutchinson prison houses more than 1,800 inmates. Everyone in the central unit of the facility is being ordered to stay in their cells unless they are “essential resident workers” who assist with the operation of prison functions.
CNN’s Jennifer Feldman contributed to this report.