85 Vermont inmates at Mississippi prison test positive for COVID-19

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Published: Aug. 2, 2020 at 10:20 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The Vermont Department of Corrections says at least 85 Vermont inmates at a Mississippi prison have the coronavirus.

The news comes days after six COVID-19-positive prisoners returned to the state from the same facility. The inmates were immediately placed in medical quarantine and tested at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland Tuesday.

The Corrections Department ordered all 219 Vermont inmates at the Mississippi prison to get tested after the six others arrived here.

Officials say some test results are still pending.

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