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More Than 50 Inmates In New York Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus

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As New York City continues to experience an influx of coronavirus cases, the same is true at the Rikers Island jail complex. The city Department of Corrections reports at least 50 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 and at least one correctional employee has died from the disease.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Dr. Ross MacDonald (@RossMacDonaldMD), chief medical officer for NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services.

This segment aired on March 26, 2020.

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