3 inmates at Georgia prison test positive for coronavirus

There are now 55 counties in Georgia with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

LEESBURG, Ga. — Georgia’s Department of Corrections says three offenders that were housed at Lee State Prison in Leesburg, Ga. tested positive for COVID-19.

One of them was hospitalized March 15 and two were hospitalized March 16 and have been hospitalized since then.

There are currently three more offenders at Lee State Prison under observation for flu-like symptoms.

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Measures have been taken to screen and quarantine the entire inmate population at that facility.

All staff are being screened prior to entry, to include temperature screening, and currently no staff have exhibited signs of flu or COVID-19.

In Fulton County, jail officials said there were no confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus among the jail population. Inmates are regularly screened for medical conditions before being put into the general population.

Officials have suspended inmate visitation aside from attorneys, clergy and law enforcement.