140 TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS IN MASSACHUSETTS PRISON
Nov 10, 2020
WJAR/The Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) — An outbreak of COVID-19 is growing in a Massachusetts prison.
GBH News reported that at least 140 prisoners tested positive for the coronavirus at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Norfolk, a medium-security facility, as of Monday.
No deaths have been reported from the most recent outbreak, but two prisoners have been transferred to a hospital, the station reported.
Elizabeth Matos, head of Prisoners’ Legal Services, a Boston advocacy group, told GBH News that the prison’s inmate population is older and sicker than those at other state facilities and therefore more at risk of coronavirus-related complications.