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Newport prison remains in full lockdown, 14 new COVID cases detected

NEWPORT — Northern State Correctional Facility (NSCF) in Newport remains in full lockdown as 14 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in outbreak testing conducted on Monday.

Thirteen of the cases are in the incarcerated population and one is among staff.

There are now a total of 18 incarcerated cases and seven staff cases at NSCF.

The facility says contact tracing is underway.

During this outbreak, a total of 18 incarcerated individuals and four staff have tested positive.

In the outbreak at Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury, 19 incarcerated individuals have been medically cleared from COVID-19 status along with four staff.

There is currently one incarcerated positive and two positive staff at that facility.

Statewide there are currently 20 positive incarcerated cases and 12 positive staff cases across four correctional facilities.

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