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Hutchinson prison reports staffer as 1st coronavirus case


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A staffer at a south-central Kansas prison has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, promoting it to place an entire housing unit there under quarantine.

The case announced Friday by the state Department of Corrections involved a male employee over 20 and made the Hutchinson Correctional Facility the seventh of 10 corrections institutions to have a reported case among staff or inmates.

Department spokeswoman Rebecca Witte said 76 inmates have been quarantined since Monday.

State prisons have had reported coronavirus cases in more than 900 inmates and nearly 120...

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