The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is testing inmates for the coronavirus at least a week before they leave prison. This after a man’s test came back positive hours after he was released.
The unidentified man was released April 22 from William S. Key Correctional Center in Fort Supply. Department spokesman Justin Wolf said that 49 inmates exposed to the man tested negative for the virus. The results from three other people the infected man had contact with are pending.
Statewide, more than 3,400 people have tested positive and 207 have died.
However, Gov. Kevin Stitt says Oklahoma remains on course to reopen churches and businesses including restaurants on Friday.