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Update: Middle River Regional Jail COVID-19 outbreak now at 470

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Forty-eight more inmates and nine more staff at Middle River Regional Jail have tested positive for COVID-19 this week, pushing the total with positive tests in the facility over the past month to 470.

Of that total, 401 are inmates – and for context, the facility has an inmate census today of 816.

Of that 401, one had required hospitalization for COVID-like symptoms, and has since been released from the hospital.

No one from among the 69 staff who have received positive COVID-19 tests have required hospitalization.

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