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46 Arizona Corrections Employees Test Positive For Virus


Officials say 46 state corrections employees in Arizona have tested positive for the Coronavirus. The Arizona Department of Corrections had previously declined to specify how many workers had contracted the virus.

Twenty-four employees who tested positive have since recovered.  Earlier this week, corrections officials declined to say whether any inmates who tested positive for the virus had died, even though medical examiners and a lawyer said three inmates had died.

Corrections officials said Friday there have been four potential COVID-19 deaths among prisoners.

Medical examiners have confirmed the four deaths were Coronavirus related.

It’s unclear whether any corrections officers have died from COVID-19.

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