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Two inmates die from COVID-19 at Miami Correctional Facility

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Posted at 10:32 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 22:33:02-05

BUNKER HILL — Two more inmates at the Miami Correctional Facility have died from COVID-19, according to the Indiana Department of Correction.

The total death toll from the novel coronavirus among offenders and staff members at Indiana prisons now stands at 33, according to numbers released by the IDOC.

Three state prison staff members and 30 offenders statewide have died with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19.

According to the IDOC numbers, there have been tests administered to 3,152 staff members with 677positive cases. There have been 8,773 tests administered to offenders with 1,745 positive cases. Currently, 555 inmates are in quarantine, while 282 are in isolation with COVID-19.

To date, nine inmates have died at New Castle, eight at Plainfield, six at Westville, four at Pendleton and three at Miami. The Indiana Women's Prison, Putnamville and Wabash Valley have each reported one staff member death.

New Castle has the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 among inmates with 300, along with 53 staff members. Westville has had 266 inmates and 119 staff members test positive, according to IDOC.