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May 19, 2020

Justice Announces W.Va. Inmate has Tested Positive for Coronavirus

WV Metro News – Gov. Jim Justice said an inmate has tested positive for covid-19 at the Huttonsville Correctional Center in Randolph County — the first confirmation of a coronavirus case of an inmate at a West Virginia corrections facility. Read article.

That came on day after a corrections officer at the facility was revealed to have tested positively for the virus.

“However, these are believed not to be connected,” Justice said.

When asked for greater detail about that conclusion, Justice deferred to general counsel Brian Abraham, who described the instances as being in different units.

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