Most of the greater than 1,000 inmates at San Quentin State Jail in California contracted COVID-19 in the previous two weeks.
A complete of 1,021 of inmates at San Quentin presently have lively circumstances of COVID-19, in keeping with knowledge from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Greater than 95 p.c of these circumstances – 978 circumstances – are labeled as new in the last 14 days.
The jail now has nearly 40 p.c of all confirmed coronavirus circumstances in the California jail system, which has a complete of two,573 confirmed circumstances.
5 San Quentin prisoners have been launched with lively circumstances, and not one of the circumstances are recognized as resolved.
A dying row inmate reportedly died last week after refusing to be examined and examined positive autopsy, SFist reported. The official CDCR rely consists of zero deaths. As of last Monday, 30 employees members at the jail had additionally contracted COVID-19.
“We’re carefully monitoring and shortly responding to positive circumstances of COVID-19 in state prisons, together with at San Quentin,” CDCR Press Secretary Dana Simas stated in a press release to SFist. “Moreover, we’re working carefully with California Correctional Well being Care Providers (court-appointed Federal Receiver) in addition to public well being businesses and stakeholders for the security and safety of our incarcerated inhabitants, employees, and communities.”
SFist reported the outbreak was precipitated when 121 inmates have been transferred from the California Institute for Males at Chino on Might 31. Earlier than then, San Quentin didn’t have an inmate test positive for the virus, in keeping with the outlet.
The California Institute for Males at Chino has the second-highest variety of circumstances with 509 thought-about lively, together with 64 labeled as new throughout the previous two weeks. Forty-eight inmates have been launched whereas the virus was lively, 322 diseases have been resolved and 16 inmates died.
Marin County, the place San Quentin is positioned, has reported 1,195 whole circumstances of COVID-19, which excludes the jail’s rely. Out of these 784 folks have recovered, and 18 have died, in keeping with county data.