Infected prison inmates nearing 7,000
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46 inmates have died from the virus.

The number of state prison inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 continued to soar Tuesday, with the total reaching 6,946, according to numbers released by the Florida Department of Corrections.

The total was an increase from 6,217 inmates who had tested positive Monday. The number of inmates who have died from the virus remained at 46 on Tuesday.

The prison with the most cases was Columbia Correctional Institution, where 1,216 inmates had tested positive. Meanwhile, 608 inmates had tested positive at Graceville Correctional Facility, 524 had tested positive at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution and 444 had tested positive at Lowell Correctional Institution, according to the department.

The number of infected correctional workers also increased from 1,417 on Monday to 1,486 on Tuesday.

Dade Correctional Institution has had the most workers test positive, with 136.

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One comment

  • Sonja Fitch

    July 29, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Another group of humans that duffus Desantis and the Nazi death goptrump cult are willing to sacrifice! Deal with damn facts duffus Desantis! Only life sacred to the goptrump cult is the privileged white man!

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