COVID-19 cases double at Port Isabel Detention Center
The number of detainees with COVID-19 at Port Isabel Detention Center rose to 8 as of Monday - the new total doubled the figure reported from the previous week.
The cases are tracked by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website. On Monday, the total for Port Isabel Detention Center was seven active cases with eight who were positive overall since testing began in February.
There are a total of 838 detainees who have tested positive for the virus, as of Sunday. The total number "excludes detainees who previously tested positive for COVID-19 and were either returned to the general population after a discontinuation of medical monitoring/isolation or are no longer in ICE custody," as per the agency's website.
ICE has tested a total of 5,096 detainees in custody throughout the country so far.