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Kansas City-area correctional facilities see rise in COVID-19 cases – Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri 2021-07-19 14:56:04 –

Kansas City, Missouri — Jackson County Security Officer Darryl Forte said Monday that four prisoners tested positive for COVID-19 and 96 prisoners were banned in a Jackson County detention center in Kansas City, Missouri. I tweeted that I was receiving it.

According to Forte, cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in detention centers.

“I am very worried that prisoners and staff will be infected with COVID,” Forte said. “If this trend continues, we will provide voluntary vaccinations to prisoners and staff. The safety, security and health of all will continue to be priorities.”

Looking at correctional facilities in other KC areas, the largest increase in COVID-19 cases was due to the Western Reception Diagnostic and Correction Center in St. Joseph, Missouri.by Missouri Correctional Bureau COVID-19 data, The center reported cases of 13 active prisoners and 7 staff cases. 6 prisoners and 1 employee case Last Monday.

The Chillicothe Correction Center made the second largest jump from 9 active prisoners and 0 staff cases to 16 active prisoners and 5 staff cases.

The Kansas City Re-Immigration Center reported zero COVID-19 cases of prisoners, but reported one staff case from zero last week.

The only KCMO community facility that reported a reduction in the number of cases was the West Missouri Orthodontic Center in Cameron, Missouri, which currently has reduced the number of cases from three prisoners to zero.

On the Kansas side No cases of active prisoners or staff At a Lansing correctional facility. According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, there are no cases of active inmates with COVID-19 at the Johnson County facility.

According to the report, there have been 13 cases in Wyandot Prison within the last 14 days. Kansas Department of Health and Environment..

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