SKIPPACK, Pa. (CBS) — Officials say an inmate at the SCI Phoenix prison in Montgomery County has tested positive for the coronavirus. Department of Corrections Sec. John Wetzel says it’s the first COVID-19 case in Pennsylvania’s prison system. SCI Phoenix is also the prison where Bill Cosby is serving his sentence.
Officials say the inmate, who has underlying health conditions, is currently in isolation.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Large Group Of Noisy Dirt Bikes, ATVs Take Over Radnor Streets
According to officials, inmates in the prison’s housing unit are now quarantined.Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
Employees and other inmates who have come in contact with the inmate are also in isolation, officials say.
Wetzel says the prison has since underwent increased cleaning.MORE NEWS: Jalen Hurts, Eagles No Match For Cowboys In 41-21 Loss In Dallas
Pennsylvania health officials announced more than 600 additional COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 3,394.