Vt. Corrections Department reports 9 new COVID cases

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Published: Feb. 4, 2021 at 12:18 PM EST
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WATERBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - The Vermont Department of Corrections is reporting nine new COVID-19 cases within its facilities.

Four are inmates at the Northwest State Correctional Facility, three are staff members at the Southern State Correctional Facility, one is a staff member at the Northeast Correctional Complex and one is a staff member at St. Albans Probation and Parole.

All of those prisons are in lockdown. The Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility is too.

In all, there are 14 positive staff members and seven positive inmates in all of Vermont’s correctional facilities and offices.

Vermont is currently the only state in the nation with zero COVID-related deaths among correctional staff or people in jail.

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