According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, "Ten men housed at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville have tested positive for COVID-19."

The prison currently houses 815 inmates and they plan to expand testing. This will be a change from only testing prisoners that arrive from other jails.

The story said the first positive case came in last week from a prisoner transferred from Henry County. As we all know, this is very contagious and spreads fast, especially in a confined place like a jail cell.

As of today, 69 of the inmates have been tested and 10 had it. This is not a good sign and that number could go up as testing continues. Let's hope there is some kind of isolation plan to stifle the spread of the virus.

We will continue to follow this story and provide updates as soon as more information is released.

To read the full story, check out Thursday's Cedar Rapids Gazette (hard copy) on page 3A.

[Source: The Cedar Rapids Gazette]

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