Additional inmates at Vaughn, Young prisons diagnosed with COVID-19


Sean Greene

Howard R. Young Correctional Institution saw its second and third cases of inmates testing positive COVID-19 on Friday, according to the Delaware Department of Correction.

The DOC said the two inmates likely had contact to the initial inmate who was diagnosed earlier this week.

In addition, eight Howard R. Young correctional officers also tested positive, bringing the prison's total to 13. The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna continues to see the most cases, as an additional six inmates and three correctional officers tested positive.  That brings that prison's total up to 116 prisoners and 43 correctional staff.

The DOC said they've now provided face masks to more than half of their inmate population, including all at Vaughn and Sussex Community Corrections Center and 250 inmates at Young prison.

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