Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution reports 300 COVID-19 cases

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (WKBT) – The Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution is dealing with a big spike in COVID-19 cases.

Wednesday the correctional facility told News 8 Now that 300 people have tested positive for the virus and 277 cases are currently active.

In addition, 22 staff members are unable to work right now.

The correctional facility said it didn’t start seeing cases in the prison until November 3rd.

Last Wednesday the DOC partnered with the Wisconsin National Guard to do mass testing at the institution.