MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - The Mississippi County Health Department announced that 29 inmates and three employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Southeast Correctional Center.
Two “unknown” persons have also contracted the virus. It is unknown if they are inmates or employees at this time.
The Department of Health and Senior Services, in partnership with Department of Corrections, tested 68 inmates and more than 32 employees for COVID-19 at the Southeast Correctional Center.
Three Southeast Correctional Center employees tested positive for the virus in the past.
The first employee to test positive was reported to the health department on April 13.
The Missouri Department of Corrections reported an offender at Southeast Correctional Center tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in April.
The Mississippi County Health Department will report information on positives from the Southeast Correctional Center, because inmates are considered residents of Mississippi County.