COVID outbreak at federal prison in New Hampshire

Published: Apr. 22, 2021 at 5:37 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 22, 2021 at 7:19 PM EDT
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BERLIN, N.H. (AP) A COVID-19 outbreak has affected more than 100 people at the federal prison in Berlin, health officials said Thursday.

Nearly all of the cases involve inmates; four staff members have been infected.

“We don’t have any real interaction with that facility,” said Gov. Chris Sununu, R-New Hampshire. “We don’t provide the vaccine; we don’t provide the testing. The federal government was supposed to take care of all of that.”

New Hampshire has oversight of outbreaks at state prisons and correctional centers.

An outbreak was recently closed at the Rockingham County House of Corrections.

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