UPDATE: A total of 586 inmates at Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) have received positive test results for coronavirus as of Tuesday, May 5, according to the Tennessee Department of Correction. The agency reports 3 test results are pending, while 1,730 tests have come back negative. The agency has not provided data on the number of positive employees at BCCX.
The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) confirmed these numbers are included in Bledsoe County’s total case count.
The Tennessee Department of Correction launched a 24-hour COVID-19 Information Line for family members of incarcerated individuals earlier this week. The TDOC COVID-19 Information Line can be reached at 1-866-858-0380.
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