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UPDATE: State announces outbreak of more than 140 Covid cases at Ontario prison

Snake River Correctional Institution outside Ontario. (FILE/The Enterprise)

UPDATE: State officials on Monday afternoon released updated case counts for Ontario prison.

The Snake River Correctional Institution is reporting 120 inmates infected with Covid and 21 employees. Another 125 inmates are in medical isolation as the rate of positive tests for inmates has reached 66%

The Oregon Health Authority on Monday, July 13, announced the cases, which include all Oregon residents, including employees and their families. The count does not include prison employees who live in Idaho. Their infections are reported to Idaho state authorities and not counted in Oregon.

As of July 9, the Oregon Department of Corrections reported 13 inmate and 15 employee Covid cases at Snake River from their 73 test results, a positive rate of 18%. The prison tests inmates who . . .