PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — COVID-19 is spreading at the South Dakota women’s prison.
As of Thursday evening, there are currently 39 positive inmates, according to the Department of Corrections Communications & Information Manager Michael Winder.
The DOC’s weekly case report released on Tuesday showed just 21 positive cases in inmates at the facility. A mass testing event was held at the facility on Tuesday.
Inmates who spoke to KELOLAND News on Wednesday shared concerns including a lack of disinfection materials, lack of preventative measures and lack of clear information about the growing outbreak.