Coronavirus outbreak affects 33 inmates in Alaska

Thirty-three inmates are infected due to a coronavirus outbreak at a jail in Fairbanks, Alaska, and the facility was quarantined for 14 days, state officials said.

The Alaska Department of Corrections said 32 of the cases were male and one female at the Fairbanks Correctional Center. All those infected were confined with the general population.

Other prisoners are being tested for the coronavirus and the results are scheduled to be delivered on Monday. Inmates with coronavirus are being isolated in a separate unit of the prison.

The facility serves northern Alaska and is holding men and women serving sentences or awaiting trial.

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