About 70% of prisoners in a federal prison in California diagnosed new coronary pneumonia as the most severe prison in the United States
On May 9, local time, according to local media reports in the United States, a federal prison in Lompoc, California, this week, the number of prisoners infected with the new corona virus infection increased to 792, becoming the most severe prison in the United States, exceeding San Pei A record of 644 prisoners infected in the Federal Prison on Duro Terminal Island.
The prison official issued a statement on Friday (8th) local time, saying that nearly 70% of the prisoners in the federal prison of Lompoc tested positive for the new crown virus, and more than 300 new cases were added in the last day. The confirmed cases of Lompoc City Federal Prison and San Pedro Terminal Island Federal Prison now account for about 47% of the total number of patients with new coronary pneumonia in the US prison system.
The two prisons are currently testing the new coronavirus for the vast majority of prisoners, including those who are asymptomatic. In order to prevent the further spread of the new coronavirus in prisons, the two prisons have also taken emergency measures, including the establishment of temporary mobile isolation areas in the prisons.
St. Barbara County Commissioner Greg Hart expressed frustration with the current state of the outbreak in the federal prison in Lompoc, and stated that the county ’s public health department does not have any enforcement power over the federal prison system, and the county government department also I have been communicating with the federal prison, but there has been no result. Santa Barbara County health officials also said that according to the county ’s 8th epidemic report, the number of new cases of new pneumonia was 311 on that day, 310 of which came from the federal prison in Lompoc.
(CCTV reporter Xu Tao Xu Xiao)