DOC proactively tests 56 inmates for COVID-19, announces two new cases

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Department of Correction says they have proactively tested 56 inmates for the coronavirus after a series of positive tests in their facilities.

In addition, another inmate at the Sussex Community Corrections Center in Georgetown has tested positive for the virus, as well as an additional correctional officer at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.

49 inmates at James T. Vaughn living in a housing unit adjacent to the one where the original four inmates tested positive last week. Of these 49 tests, 48 were negative, with one test resubmitted because the original test was compromised en route to the laboratory.

7 inmates at the Sussex Community Corrections Center living in the same housing area as the two positive cases were also tested, with results pending.

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