700+ cases of COVID-19 reported at two local prisons


PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Two prisons in Northwest Florida are reporting hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 after all inmates were tested for the virus.

At Century Correctional Institution in Escambia County, 759 inmates have tested positive, which is more than half of the prison population. Thirty-two staff members have tested positive. There were 748 inmates who tested negative.

At Santa Rosa Correctional Institution, 799 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 and 139 staff members have tested positive. There were 1,718 inmates who tested negative.

You can track the latest numbers in prisons at the Florida Department of Corrections website.


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