50 prisoners of Akola jail in Maharashtra test positive for COVID19

Akola jail in Maharashtra

AKOLA: Fifty prisoners of the Akola district jail and 28 other people here in Maharashtra tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday, health authorities said.

The district jail currently has nearly 300 prisoners, a jail official said, adding that the facility has not taken in any new prisoner in the recent past.

On Sunday morning, reports of 78 people, including 50 male prisoners of the district jail, came out positive, an official from th Government Medical College and Hospital here Said.

Earlier on June 24, 18 prisoners of the district jail tested positive for coronaviurs.

The district has so far reported 76 deaths due to the Coronavirus infection.

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