20 prisoners, 7 staff with COVID at NSCF in Newport

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NEWPORT — Nine new cases of COVID-19 were detected in outbreak testing conducted on November 18 at Northern State Correctional Facility (NSCF) in Newport.

Six of the cases were identified in the incarcerated population and three among staff.

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There are now a total of 20 active incarcerated cases and seven active staff cases at NSCF.

The facility remains on full lockdown and contact tracing on the new positives is underway.

Active outbreaks are declared at two Vermont facilities, both in the NEK.

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At the Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury, two staff and three incarcerated individuals are currently COVID-positive.

Statewide there are currently 26 positive incarcerated cases and 12 positive staff cases across four correctional facilities.

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