81 DC Inmates Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Seven additional cases were announced Saturday

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There are now 31 inmates with coronavirus in isolation in D.C. jails, the Department of Corrections said Saturday.

Fifty other inmates who previously tested positive for the virus have recovered and are no longer in isolation.

Seven men, ranging from 21 to 38 years old, are the newest positive cases.

They are currently in isolation and being monitored by medical staff.

One inmate died while in custody.

Deon Crowell was 51. He was hospitalized and died Monday morning. 

Editor's Note: This article previously stated there were 75 total inmates who have tested positive as of Saturday. There are 81.

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