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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The Tennessee Department of Correction said 580 of the 586 inmates recovering from COVID-19 confirmed last month at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex have completed 14 days of isolation and are showing no symptoms.

The inmates tested positive on April 18 and were placed in isolation away from the other 1,700 prisoners at the Pikeville, TN, facility.

Of the six remaining positive cases at Bledsoe County, two are hospitalized and four are asymptomatic but will remain in isolation.

"While there a lot of things we still don't know about COVID-19, our facilities are doing everything possible to limit exposure and keep staff and inmates safe and healthy," TDOC Commissioner Tony Parker said in a news release.

Almost 2,000 prisoners have tested positive at TDOC facilities

An outbreak at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in Hartsville, operated for the state by CoreCivic, prompted the state to begin mass testing of all staff and inmates beginning on Monday.

There were 1,285 inmates test positive for COVID-19 and one death at Trousdale Turner.

As of Thursday. just over 6,000 inmates had been tested for COVID-19.

LocationNumber TestedNumber PositiveNumber NegativePendingRecoveredDeaths
Bledsoe County Correctional Complex2,31961,73035800
Morgan County Correctional Complex000000
Northeast Correctional Complex101000
Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility18135000
Riverbend Maximum Security Institution321000
Tennessee Prison for Woman1064000
Turney Center Industrial Complex27538237000
Turney Center Industrial Complex-Annex38236000
Mart Luttrell Transition Center311100
Northwest Correctional Complex89845848500
West Tennessee State Penitentiary101000
Women's Therapeutic Residential Center302100
Contract & Private Managed prisons
Hardeman County Correctional Facility43412000
South Central Correctional Facility202000
Trousdale Turner Correctional Center2,4041,2851,0893001
Whiteville Correctional Facility202000

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