Southern Illinois Penitentiary Currently Has Nation’s Third Highest Positivity Rate for COVID 19

The Marion U.S. Penitentiary has reported the country’s third most COVID 19 cases among federal prisons. Officials with the Federal Bureau of Prisons revealed that as of Friday a total of 238 inmates and ten are currently positive for the coronavirus. Even since the pandemic started back in March a total of 512 inmates have tested positive for the virus, in addition a total of 23 staff members have tested positive for COVID 19 and thirteen have recovered. A total of 274 have recovered from COVID 19. Despite all of the positive tests at the prison there have only been two confirmed deaths.


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