Bedford County Correctional Facility

Eleven cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at the Bedford County Correctional Facility as of Monday.

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.

Contact Christopher Detwiler at cdetwiler@bedfordgazette.com, 623-1151, ext. 105.

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guest159

Drugs have been coming into the jail facility . Now the D.A. doesn't want to talk to anyone unless they want to plead guilty to the worse charges because he is trying to build his record of convictions. He doesn't want to hear anything about what might be the truth. He just wants convictions. They have to move prisoners again because of under-staffing . Too many people have contracted the virus and they can no longer manage the number of prisoners. They should try having hearings so that some of these people can possibly be released because they may be innocent .

guest159

The inmates have requested cleaning supplies to clean their areas to help prevent the spread and respirators to wear for their safety. Why don't they get those things for their own protection? Maybe the safety of the inmates is not that important.

guest159

The numbers are higher than reported and one of the medical staff was infected. Covid is not the only issue there. They also house inmates with mental issues that was eating his own feces that the guards thought was funny instead of getting him help.

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