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Today, 09/10/2020, it has been reported by multiple sources that the Federal Correctional Institution in Big Spring has the most COVID-19 cases out of all of the federal prisons in the country – as shown on the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.

 

According to the website, 129 prisoners have tested positive, and only one has recovered. Six staff members have also tested positive. No deaths have been reported.

 

Emery Nelson, with the Office of Public Affairs for the Federal BOP, told KBest News that the number listed as "Inmate Positives" is only the current number of current cases that have not been resolved. According to the website, information is updated by the BOP's Office of Occupational Health and Safety at 11:00 a.m. each day.

 

Although, FCI Big Spring leads in the number of “Inmate Positives” for 09/10/2020, there are other facilities that lead in other categories for today. Those are shown below:

 

Category - Total, Facility, Location

Inmate Positives - 129, Big Spring FCI, Big Spring, TX

Staff Positives - 34, Coleman Medium FCI, Sumterville, FL

Inmate Deaths - 16, Butner Low FCI, Butner, NC

Staff Deaths - 1, Butner Low FCI, Butner, NC*

Staff Deaths - 1, Coleman Low FCI, Sumterville, FL*

Inmates recovered - 1320, Seagoville FCI, Seagoville, TX

Staff recovered - 64, Danbury FCI, Danbury, CT

 

* - tied for most Staff Deaths

 

To view today's information for all BOP facilities, visit:

 

https://www.bop.gov/coronavirus/

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