Missouri State Prisoner Tests Positive for COVID-19

A state prisoner is now testing positive for COVID-19.

The Missouri Department of Corrections confirmed yesterday that the inmate is at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston and has been in isolation since last week.

The prisoner was put in isolation when he started to show symptom, according to the news release, and the housing wing where he had been held has been quarantined and residents and the rest of the housing unit, is being individually screened for fever and other COVID-19 symptoms.

Three staff members also tested positive earlier this month.