12 active COVID-19 cases among WV inmates and residents in jails and prisons

WV Division of Corrections

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Gov. Justice provided another update on his initiative to test all inmates and employees within the State’s network of correctional facilities for COVID-19.

The most recent testing results showed there were a total of 12 active COVID-19 cases among inmates and residents at five jails and two prisons across West Virginia and six active COVID-19 cases among corrections employees and contract staff. More than 10,000 inmates and 4,000 employees were tested in total.

On Friday, Gov. Justice announced that the full testing of all facilities had been completed. However, many test results remain pending at this time.

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