(AP) – The federal Bureau of Prisons says more than 500 women have tested positive for the coronavirus at a Texas medical prison. It’s one of the largest confirmed outbreaks at a federal prison.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the number of confirmed cases at the Federal Medical Center-Carswell jumped to 510 on Tuesday, just two days after the Bureau of Prisons reported that 200 women had tested positive. Only the federal prison in Seagoville had more infected inmates, with 1,156 cases as of Tuesday.
Both prisons are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The Carswell facility holds female inmates with medical and mental health issues. It current has 1,357 prisoners.