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136 COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in Md. correctional facilities

Jail
Posted at 12:58 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 13:04:05-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Department of Corrections on Thursday released the latest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the system.

So far one person has died and 135 others have tested positive in 10 different correctional facilities, including 31 inmates, 72 correctional officers, three parole and probation workers, 27 contractors, one clinical health employee, and two administrative workers.

The death was an inmate in his 60s, who suffered from serious underlying medical conditions and had been hospitalized for several weeks prior to his death. He was assigned to the Jessup Correctional Institution. Officials haven't released his name, citing privacy laws.

Below is a breakdown of facilities affected and the cases reported in each one.

Facility
Location
Total cases
Inmates
Officers
Contract Employees
Jessup Correctional Institution
Jessup
40*
13*
16
11
Dorsey Run Correctional Facility
Jessup
14
3
11
0
Maryland Correctional Institution for Women
Jessup
15
6
7
2
Patuxent Institution
Jessup
14
7
2
5
Maryland Correctional Training Ctr.
Hagerstown
2
0
2
0
Maryland Correctional Institution - Jessup
Jessup
7
0
6
1
Maryland Reception, Diagnostics and Classification Center
Baltimore
17
1
16
0
Metropolitan Transition Center
Baltimore
6
0
5
1
Baltimore Central Booking & Intake Center
Baltimore
3
0
3
0
Western Correctional Institution / North Branch Correctional Institution
Cumberland
1
0
0
1

Earlier this week, the Chief Judge of Maryland's highest court issued new sweeping orders on the handling of criminal cases during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of Thursday morning there are 10,784 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland, including 392 deaths and 67 other probable deaths. 48,059 people have tested negative.