More Inmates At SCI Diagnosed With COVID-19
July 9, 2020/
Testing, tracing and treatment are part of the state’s response to an outbreak of coronavirus at Sussex Correctional Institution.
Cleaning is also a big part of the Delaware Department of Correction’s mitigation plan.
119 inmates at SCI and three at Morris Community Correction Center in Dover had active COVID-19 infection as of Wednesday, including 95 who are asymptomatic and 27 who are symptomatic.
DOC Commissioner Claire DeMatteis says the state is prepared to isolate and treat every COVID-19-positive inmate.
Programming and in-person visitation with offenders at SCI have been suspended.
Across the prison system, 22 staff and three healthcare contractors have tested positive, and 87 have recovered.