Inmate at California Men's Colony tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 22:11:35-04

The first inmate at the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo County has tested positive for COVID-19, according to officials.

Out of five inmates tested, one was confirmed positive for the novel virus Saturday afternoon.

"CDCR and CCHCS are working closely with the county department of public health to conduct a contact investigation to determine what, if any, exposure may have occurred to staff or the incarcerated population. That investigation is currently underway so we do not have further details," said Dana Simas , the CDCR Press Secretary, in a statement.

As of April 11, 2020, there are 42 incarcerated persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the entire state.

There are currently 77 CDCR/CCHCS employees who have tested positive for COVID-19, so far there have been no positive cases within the CMC staff.

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