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‘Pretty much looking at it as over,’ state official says of virus outbreak among out-of-state Vermont inmates

Almost all of the 185 Vermont inmates in a privately run Mississippi prison who have tested positive for COVID-19 are now considered to be in recovery, according to Michael Smith, secretary of the state Agency of Human Services.“I think we’re pretty...

KEAYS VtDigger Published: 9/21/2020 9:40:18 PM Modified: 9/21/2020 9:40:14 PM Almost all of the 185 Vermont inmates in a privately run Mississippi prison who have tested positive for COVID-19 are now considered to be in recovery, according to Michael Smith, secretary of the state Agency of Human Services.Of those 219 Vermont prisoners, 185 had tested positive in the outbreak, or close to 85%.A breakdown of those 211 Vermont inmates still in Mississippi shows: 178 in recovery; one who is in quarantine who had earlier tested COVID-19 positive; 28 who had never tested positive; and four who have refused testing and, therefore, are treated as being positive and are quarantined.” He added questions still remain about the future impact of COVID-19 on those inmates who tested positive.

Gustin wrote that he wouldn’t release the numbers of total inmates at the facility who have tested positive for COVID-19.Subscribe Donate ‘Pretty much looking at it as over,’ state official says of virus outbreak among out-of-state Vermont inmates By ALAN J.

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