BUNKER HILL (AP) — A northern Indiana prison has been placed on lockdown after weekend testing found nearly 60 inmates and several prison workers were positive for COVID-19.
The Miami Correctional Facility's spokesman, James Frye, said Wednesday that a team from the Indiana State Department of Health did rapid testing at the prison over the weekend.
Before that testing, two inmates and five staffers had tested positive for COVID-19.
But the Kokomo Tribune reports that by Wednesday, testing found 60 offenders and 10 staff members were positive for COVID-19.
National Guard units began helping operate the prison in August, after several prison workers were stricken with COVID-19.