Nearly half of inmates at Arizona prison have Covid-19


Nearly half of the inmates in a prison in Arizona, USA have contracted Covid-19. – EPA pic, August 6, 2020.

MORE than 500 inmates – nearly half the population – of a prison in the US state of Arizona have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said, while at a California prison the virus death toll hit 22.

The Arizona Department of Corrections said Tuesday that 517 inmates at the ASPC-Tucson Whetstone prison “have tested positive for Covid-19.”


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