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August 20, 2020

Mass Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in 16 Prisons and Jails — Six Jurisdictions, United States

The mass testing conducted among incarcerated or detained persons across 16 prisons and jails from 6 US jurisdictions (April 11-May 20, 2020) identified a total of 8,239 persons with SARS-CoV-2 among 16,392 individuals tested, representing a median 12-fold increase over the number of cases in each facility by earlier symptom-based testing. Prevalence in jails and…

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