Third person at ICE detention center in Port Isabel tests positive for coronavirus

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, June 02 2020 Jun 2, 2020 June 02, 2020 3:16 PM June 02, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed Tuesday that a third person at the Port Isabel detention center had tested positive for COVID-19.

A third person at the Port Isabel Service Processing Center — a 27-year-old citizen of Guatemala — tested positive for the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

The Guatemalan citizen is the third person detained at Port Isabel to test positive for the virus.

The first person, a Mexican citizen, tested positive in early May. The second person, a citizen of Haiti, also tested positive in May.

As of May 31, a total of 754 people in ICE custody nationwide had tested positive for the virus, according to information published on the ICE website.

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