Coronavirus: First Dayton Correctional inmate tests positive

An inmate has tested positive for coronavirus at Dayton Correctional Institution, according to Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

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Previously, a staff member tested positive for the virus, prompting a full quarantine of the facility. Three inmates are in isolation. ODRC’s website makes a distinction between quarantine and isolation, saying the later is for sick people with a contagious disease. Those in isolation are separated from those who are not sick.

It is not clear what disease led to the the three inmates being separated.

No deaths have been reported at DCI.

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The facility is one of eight where inmates have tested positive.

Pickaway Correctional Institution has the most inmates with virus at 132. It’s has reported three inmates deaths from coronavirus. It is the only state facility with deaths as of Wednesday.

Marion Correctional Institution has the only staff death at a state prison. Gov. Mike DeWine recently authorized the Ohio National Guard to provide medical assistance to Marion Correctional after at least a dozen medical workers at the facility tested positive for the virus.

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Earlier this month, a staff member at MonDay Community Correctional Institution. The worker hadn’t been to work since they started feeling ill 26 days prior.

Michael Flannery, director of MonDay, noted that it was a unique situation as the staff member previously tested negative for coronavirus.

Their sample was tested a second time and came back positive.

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