November 17th. According to the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) report, more than 100 people in a prison in Virginia, the United States have been diagnosed with the COVID19. The infected persons include 104 prisoners and 5 staff.
According to reports, the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on the 13th that after nearly 1,600 people were tested for the COVID19 virus at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center, 74 prisoners were found to have tested results. Positive. Officials said that 30 prisoners had been diagnosed with COVID19 before.
The statement showed that five staff members tested positive for the virus. This means that the total number of confirmed cases in the prison is 109. According to the report, this test is carried out by the center in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Health. The test subjects include prisoners, staff, contractors, etc.
Virginia Beach Sheriff Ken Stoll said on the social networking site: “We have been preparing for this and will do everything we can to contain the spread of the epidemic to protect the health and safety of our staff, prisoners and the public.” Stoll said: “I have been in communication with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and we will work together to fight Coronavirus in prison.”
At present, the confirmed prisoners in the prison have been notified and quarantined. They will be closely monitored and will receive medical care when necessary. They will also be able to inform friends and family members of the situation. In addition, the five confirmed workers have been quarantined and asked to seek medical treatment on their own if necessary. They will return to work after the doctor confirms that they are cured.