Second DOC inmate in CT tests positive for coronavirus


UNCASVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) — The State of Connecticut Department of Corrections announced they have two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in their inmate population.

The first patient announced on Monday is a 32-year-old male offender who is incarcerated at the Corrigan Radgowski Correctional Center in Uncasville, CT. He is the first DOC inmate in the system to test positive for coronavirus.

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DOC reports that as soon as the inmate began showing symptoms he was isolated. When his test came back positive he was placed in a negative pressure isolation room.

The second patient announced Tuesday is a 24-year old male offender, also incarcerated at the Corrigan Radgowski Correctional Center in Uncasville.

He began exhibiting symptoms associated with the coronavirus on Thursday, March 26, and was removed and isolated from the rest of the facility’s population.

Both of their names are being withheld due to HIPAA regulations.

This comes shortly after three DOC officers, two DCF employees, and a staff member at CT Valley Hospital in Middletown tested positive for the virus last week.

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