COVID-19 outbreak at state prison in Morgan County

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – About half the inmates at a medium-security state prison in West Liberty have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) data.

As of Wednesday, state data showed 728 inmates at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex were infected with the virus along with 80 staff members.  No coronavirus-related deaths had been reported, according to the state.

Inmates have been segregated into different units based on their health and exposure status, according to the state.

The DOC says it’s working closely with the Department for Public Health to make sure proper protocols are being followed.

According to DOC statistics from Wednesday, two other state prisons in Oldham County are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, Luther Luckett Correctional Complex and Roederer Correctional Complex.

Since the pandemic hit last March, 39 state prison inmates and five employees have died from the coronavirus, according to DOC data.

For the latest COVID-19 report from the DOC for all state prisons, click here.


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