No new COVID-19 cases at Maine Correctional Center as test results start to come back

Published: May. 21, 2020 at 12:05 AM EDT
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So far test results from staff and inmates at Maine Correctional Center in Windham show no new cases of COVID-19.

The Maine Department of Corrections started conducting tests after Tuesday's first positive diagnosis of coronavirus in an inmate.

The man in his 20s has been put in isolation at the Windham facility.

As a result, 123 inmates and 64 staff have now been tested.

Of those, the Maine Department of Corrections has received the results from 148 tests.

All results are negative so far which includes 64 staff and 84 inmates.

39 inmate tests are pending and expected Thursday.

Staff tests were prioritized given their travel outside the facilities, which could pose a greater risk of spreading COVID-19.

They expect to administer tests to additional staff and inmates Thursday and Friday.

According to Commissioner, Randall Liberty, no correctional officers are currently quarantining as a result of this positive case.

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