Two inmates, a probation officer and a correctional officer have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Delaware Department of Correction announced Friday.
That raises the total to 16 cases associated with state prisons.
There are now four inmates, two probation-parole officers, and 10 correctional officers who tested positive, the department said.
The two new inmates who tested positive were at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. They were in the same housing unit in which the first two inmates tested positive last week.
The department says the inmates were carefully monitored by healthcare workers for more than a week when they began to register a fever Wednesday. They were immediately moved to isolation in the prison infirmary and tested. The results came back Thursday.
One inmate continues to be treated in the prison infirmary and is stable. The other was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment Thursday afternoon. The hospitalized man is stable and not in the Intensive Care Unit, the department said.
The latest probation and parole officer to test positive for the coronavirus works at Sussex Community Corrections Center in
Georgetown. The officer began to self-isolate at home after experiencing flu-like symptoms, the department said.
The officer sought medical attention and was tested, receiving a positive result Thursday.
The newest correctional officer who tested positive for the coronavirus also worked at the Sussex facility. The officer also began to self-isolate at home after experiencing flu-like symptoms and was told Friday he had tested positive, the DOC said.
The officers were last at the facility on April 1 and 3.
The department does not identity officers or inmates who have tested positive.
The two inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center this week are in stable condition in the prison infirmary, the department said.