The number of inmates in Michigan prisons testing positive for COVID-19 has more than doubled in just two weeks.
Currently, 2,790 inmates are considered active positive cases. The number was about 1,200 two weeks ago. The largest number of cases are at Handlon, Brooks, and Central Michigan correctional facilities, with smaller outbreaks at the Bellamy, Egeler, Ionia and Newland facilities.
Corrections Department spokesman Chris Gautz says the dramatic spike reflects what is happening outside the prisons as well.