COVID-19 tears through California prison, nearly 2,600 inmates test positive

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Washington, June 30 — Nearly 2,600 inmates tested positive for COVID-19 in the state of California’s prison system including more than 1,000 at San Quentin, Governor Gavin Newsom told reporters.

“California Correctional System has 2,589 individuals that have tested positive,” Newsom said on Monday. “In San Quentin we currently have 1,011 individual inmates that have tested positive.”The governor noted that the entire correctional system has around 113,000 inmates.Newsom announced on Sunday that bars in the state are being closed amid a rise in the number of coronavirus cases. The governor reminded California residents they are required to wear face masks in public spaces, pointing to the fact that many people are seen with faces uncovered.For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at
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