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: Jonathan Ramos, Brandon Moore Charged For Deadly 5-Car Crash On Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
According to officials, inmates in the prison’s housing unit are now quarantined.Wells Fargo Center Allowing Fans Back Sunday As Philadelphia Eases COVID-19 Events Restrictions
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: Retired Chester Firefighter Robert Sanford Placed On House Arrest For Alleged Role In Capitol Riot
Pennsylvania health officials announced more than 600 additional COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 3,394.