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25 inmates at Mississippi prison and 3 staff members test positve for COVID19

Twent-five inmates and three staff members at a federal prison in Mississippi have tested positive for COVID19.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Yazoo City’s Correctional Complex currently has 25 inmates with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Three staff members have also tested positive.

7 inmates and a staff member have tested positive in the FCI Medium facility while 18 inmates and two staff members have tested positive in the FCI Low facility.

According to the Bureau of Prisons, the facility is isolating the infected and implementing other measures to stop the spread.

Statewide, there are nearly 2000 confirmed cases and 59 deaths as of April 6th, according to the MSDH.

We will update the numbers in the prison population as they become available.

Jon R Myers

Jon R Myers is the executive editor of the Mississippi News Group.

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