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First COVID-19 case confirmed at Valdosta State Prison

Posted at 2:01 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 14:06:44-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — A staff member at the Valdosta State Prison has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

According to GDC's records, an employee at the facility "self-reported" testing positive for COVID-19.

This is the first reported case of the coronavirus at the prison. No inmates at the prison have tested positive for the virus according to their latest records.

ABC 27 has reached out to GDC for more information about the employee's position and what steps they'll be taking going forward. We're waiting to hear back.

Locally, the confirmed cases are as follows:

Bainbridge PSAT: 3 staff members, 22 inmates positive for virus; 16 inmates reportedly recovered

Confirmed COVID-19 CasesRecovered Cases
County/Private FacilitiesOffendersOffenders
Colquitt County CI109
Mitchell County CI33
Wheeler Correctional Facility11

This is a developing story.