A staff member at the Rochester Federal Medical Center has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons' COVID-19 page.
The positive test was posted Friday as part of the previous day's update. Spokespeople for FMC Rochester and the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C., were not immediately reached Friday afternoon.
One FMC staff member tested positive in May and has since recovered. That staff member had not been in the facility since at least mid-April, an FMC Rochester spokeswoman wrote in an email on May 5.
Three other facilities in the state have cases. Federal Correctional Institution Waseca, a women’s institution with a population of 604, has three confirmed cases — two inmates and one staff. Two other women have recovered from the virus.
Federal Correctional Institution Sandstone, a men’s correctional institution with a population of 1,049, has one confirmed case in an inmate.
One inmate at a Bureau of Prisons-contracted residential re-entry center in Minneapolis has tested positive for the virus. Nine inmates have recovered, according to BOP data. That facility has a total of 121 beds, the majority of which are for men.
The Federal Prison Camp in Duluth, a men’s camp with a population of 330, had an inmate test positive for the virus in June, but according to BOP data, the person has since recovered, and no new cases were reported Friday.
A total of 109 prison facilities and 42 residential re-entry centers are affected nationwide.
On July 30, there were 3,035 federal inmates and 500 BOP staff nationwide who had confirmed positive test results for COVID-19. A total of 7,429 inmates and 683 staff have recovered. One BOP staff member death and 103 federal inmate deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.
There are 128,696 federal inmates in BOP-managed institutions and 13,757 in community-based facilities. The bureau has approximately 36,000 staff.