11 Texas immigration detainees test positive for COVID-19

8 months 1 week 4 days ago Thursday, June 25 2020 Jun 25, 2020 June 25, 2020 8:01 PM June 25, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

DALLAS (AP) - Federal immigration officials say 11 detainees at a South Texas family detention center have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The outbreak was reported at the center near Karnes City, about 50 miles southeast of San Antonio. According to a federal court monitor, starting Monday all of the center's detainees were tested for COVID--19, the illness the coronavirus causes. It was unclear how many were tested, but the center has a capacity of 830 residents. The court monitor says ICE officials report that of the 11 detainees who tested positive, all were asymptomatic, in stable condition and under medical isolation.

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