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COVID-19 outbreak reported at Otero County Prison Facility

COVID-19 outbreak reported at Otero County Prison Facility

The Associated Press
Created: June 25, 2020 04:36 PM

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — About 80% of inmates at the Otero County prison in southern New Mexico have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The outbreak started in early May when officials learned a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

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State Corrections Secretary Alisha Tafoya Lucero says more than 400 inmates tested positive and three have died.

The prison also holds inmates serving time on federal convictions, mostly related to drugs.

There were 275 positive cases among those inmates.

The percentage of federal prisoners infected with COVID-19 is unclear.


(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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