MARQUETTE, MI-- More than half of the inmates at the Marquette Branch Prison have tested positive for COVID-19.
Of the 981 prisoners tested, 516 were lab-confirmed. Officials say 507 of those cases are considered active.
As of Monday evening 117 prison staff had also tested positive for the coronavirus. Those numbers are highest of any prison in Michigan.
Sources say more than 200 low-level prisoners have been transferred to the Newberry Correctional Facility, which contains 52 active cases within the inmate population. Ten Newberry staff have tested positive.