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More than 150 inmates at Tennessee prison test positive for COVID-19

Mariah Timms, Nashville Tennessean • Apr 20, 2020 at 11:43 AM

PIKEVILLE — More than 150 new inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at Tennessee Department of Correction facilities, according to new data from the agency — a sharp jump from the 12 positive cases reported on Friday.

In total, 170 cases have been reported across four facilities.

The highest concentration of reported cases is at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, which sits approximately halfway between Nashville and Knoxville.

All inmates at the complex are now being tested based on an "aggressive response" to the number of positive cases. Our partners at The Tennessean have more.

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