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Virginia Department of Corrections reports COVID-19 outbreak at Deerfield Correctional Center

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Deerfield Correctional Center in Capron has 407 offenders with COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

Two COVID-positive Deerfield offenders died today, making a total of six offenders who have died from that facility, the most at any DOC facility.

COVID-19 testing is ongoing throughout DOC facilities. Deerfield Correctional Center houses a population of older, sicker inmates, and has an infirmary and an assisted-living unit.

Deerfield tested the entire offender population recently, and many offenders have been re-tested.

Both offenders who died today were in the hospital at the time of their deaths.

Deerfield’s average daily population is about 925 offenders.

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