Five staff members and six inmates at the Bedford County Correctional Facility have tested positive for COVID-19, Bedford County District Attorney Lesley Childers-Potts confirmed on Monday in an email.
The most recent diagnosis at the facility was an inmate and came about one week ago.
All five staff members who tested positive have self-quarantined and one was hospitalized, Childers-Potts said. Three of the staff members were roommates.
The inmates who tested positive are quarantined from the remainder of the inmates and are receiving treatment as needed.
Childers-Potts said, “CDC guidelines and recommendations are being followed to prevent further spreading of the virus.” She also added that there is medical staff on site 24/7.
The eleven confirmed cases is up from the three positive cases of COVID-19 that were reported at the facility on June 19.
As of Monday, Bedford County had a total of 92 cases of COVID-19 and four deaths attributed to the coronavirus, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. No new cases were reported on Monday.
Across the state, 341 new cases of the coronavirus were reported on Monday, the state’s lowest single-day total since June 15, and seven new deaths. This brings the statewide total to 95,742 cases and 6,911 deaths.
Gov. Tom Wolf recently expanded the statewide mask-wearing mandate as Pennsylvania began to see an uptick in COVID-19 cases.