The Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced Monday afternoon that an inmate from the Goree Unit tested positive for the CoViD-19 virus.
The 36-year old man was hospitalized on March 12th in Huntsville Memorial Hospital for an unrelated medical condition. He returned to Goree Unit on March 20th.
On March 27th, the inmate displayed CoViD-19 symptoms and was moved to medical isolation. The CoViD-19 test performed on Saturday, March 28th, came back positive on March 31st.
The offender remains in Goree Unit in medical isolation and is reported to be in good condition.
Officials also confirmed that two employees for the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole in Huntsville have tested positive for the virus. All other employees of the parole office have been ordered to self-quarantine.
This is the second TDCJ inmate to test positive for Coronavirus. Seven staff members, contractors or state employees with connections to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice have also tested positive for COVID-19.