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Newport prison reports 12 new COVID cases

The Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport.
The Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport.(WCAX)
Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 9:55 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 18, 2021 at 4:58 AM EDT
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NEWPORT, Vt. (WCAX) - The Northern State Correctional Facility is reporting 12 new cases of COVID-19.

After recent testing, Department of Corrections officials say there are 10 new coronavirus cases among inmates and two new cases among staff.

We’re also told 135 cases were medically cleared from isolation.

There are currently 40 COVID-positive inmates and six positive staff members at the Newport prison.

More testing will be done Thursday, facilitywide.

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