The second Rochester Federal Medical Center staff member to test positive for COVID-19 has recovered, according to data published by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons.
The positive test was posted to the bureau’s COVID-19 information page on July 31. On Aug. 13, FMC Rochester no longer had any cases. More than 150 men held at the facility have been tested for COVID-19. Nine results are still pending, but of the 146 completed tests, none have tested positive.
The positive test at the end of July was the second time an FMC staff member has tested positive for the coronavirus. In both instances, the staff member had left the state and tested positive upon their return to Minnesota. Neither staff member had been in the facility in the weeks before their positive test result, according to information from a Bureau of Prisons spokesperson.
As of Aug. 13, 112 federal inmates and one staff member have died as a result of COVID-19.
There are 1,296 federal inmates and 571 staff members who have confirmed positive test results for COVID-19 nationwide. A total of 9,824 inmates and 817 staff have recovered from the disease.
Two federal institutions in Minnesota have active cases of COVID-19; Federal Correctional Institution Waseca and Federal Correctional Institution Sandstone.